It is often argued that individuals with developmental dyslexia (DD) are particularly creative. In order to test this claim, in Study 1 the WCR (widening, con- necting and reorganizing) Creativity Test was administered to 52 junior high school students, 19 of whom diagnosed with DD. Results showed that students with DD performed signi cantly better in the connecting task, which consisted in carrying unusual combination of ideas out. This nding was supported by Study 2, involving a small sample of junior high school students with DD, where a negative correlation between connecting abilities and reading skills emerged. This investigation con- tributes to the understanding of the peculiar cognitive functioning of people with learning disabilities.

Cancer, A., Manzoli, S., Antonietti, A., The alleged link between creativity and dyslexia: Identifying the speci c process in which dyslexic students excel, <<COGENT PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2016; (3): 1-13. [doi:10.1080/23311908.2016.1190309] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/94055]

The alleged link between creativity and dyslexia: Identifying the speci c process in which dyslexic students excel

Cancer, Alice;Antonietti, Alessandro
2016

Abstract

It is often argued that individuals with developmental dyslexia (DD) are particularly creative. In order to test this claim, in Study 1 the WCR (widening, con- necting and reorganizing) Creativity Test was administered to 52 junior high school students, 19 of whom diagnosed with DD. Results showed that students with DD performed signi cantly better in the connecting task, which consisted in carrying unusual combination of ideas out. This nding was supported by Study 2, involving a small sample of junior high school students with DD, where a negative correlation between connecting abilities and reading skills emerged. This investigation con- tributes to the understanding of the peculiar cognitive functioning of people with learning disabilities.
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Cancer, A., Manzoli, S., Antonietti, A., The alleged link between creativity and dyslexia: Identifying the speci c process in which dyslexic students excel, <<COGENT PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2016; (3): 1-13. [doi:10.1080/23311908.2016.1190309] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/94055]
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