Most students with dyslexia are not confident in an academic setting. This can lead to a poor self-concept and to a sense of pessimism about one’s self as a learner, school, and the future. This does not have to be the case. By definition, students with dyslexia have average to above-average IQs, but they have not had the chance to tap into their inherent strengths. And, one of those areas of strength can be in visual learning and thinking.

This NY Times op-ed piece from 2012 explains why http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/the-upside-of-dyslexia.html?_r=0 [1]

And, here is a piece from the folks at Inspiration http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning [2] that includes information for teachers. Learn more about what the research says relative to incorporating student strengths in teaching http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/professionals/students-strengths-and-interests [3].