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GCHQ’s Search For Dyslexic Spies Is Progress

by | 26th, October 2014

Original caption: ELEVEN YEAR OLD ALEXANDER FALUDY A DYSLEXIA SUFFERER, WHO BECAME THE YOUNGEST PERSON TO PASS AN A LEVEL IN ENGLISH LITERATURE Ref #: PA.1075535  Date: 18/08/1994

 

WHAT is dyslexia? Why is it treated as a handicap? What are dyslexics “suffering”, as the boy above was? Carola Binney writes on the search for dyslexic spooks:

GCHQ’s policy is a recognition that intelligence is a multi-faceted thing, and that diversity is about more than gender, race and sexual orientation. We complain that top companies don’t have enough female perspectives in the boardroom, but employing more dyslexics could perhaps bring an even deeper diversity to the table. As the Oxford-based dyslexia researcher Anna Pitt told the Guardian  this week, we should look to dyslexics like Einstein or Richard Branson: their condition ‘forced them to challenge the norm and find a new way of doing things. Sometimes this results in

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