As the world’s most famous chef of this time, Jamie Oliver has published 20 books, earning $ 250 million, and during his school days he was labeled a child with special needs due to his dyslexia. He also had not read a single book until he was 38 years old.
Recently, he told the Radio Times that the secret of his success lies in dyslexia.
“I really think that when you understand that a child has dyslexia, you should kneel in front of him, shake his hand and say ‘Well done!’ You are very lucky! ” When I’m in a meeting, I just look at problems differently and advocate for things differently. “For some you have to sweat and cry and do it yourself,” he said.
The president of the Australian Dyslexia Association, Jody Clementes, agrees that dyslexia gives people a unique perspective. “Because the traditional way of teaching and learning is a huge challenge for them, children with dyslexia find alternative ways of learning,” said Clementes. She believes that dyslexia and diversity go together.
“Learning is difficult. School can have huge negative effects on children with dyslexia. In many cases, children with dyslexia are taught to be strong. Going to school every day is a triumph for many children. I have worked with many children who have a strong sense of social justice and a lot of empathy for others because they do not feel accepted in the traditional education system. This is probably due to the diversity they encounter at school, which prepares them for the big things that follow later in life. – says Jodi Clementes.