This volume provides a general overview of the history of the relatively common learning disability known as dyslexia, and explores it from a cognitive and neurological point of view. It also offers insights into the phenomena of creativity, and outlines a theory that links dyslexia to the creative process. The book illustrates these ideas with overviews of the lives of five well-known Americans recognized for their creative pursuits; artists Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and Charles Ray, and writers John Irving and Wendy Wasserstein. All five faced the struggles that accompany dyslexia, and recognized the positive traits afforded by their learning differences, harnessing them to further their creative processes.
Ken Gobbo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Landmark College, USA. He has published numerous articles on learning differences, neurodiversity, and teaching in peer-reviewed journals.