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Titanic Discoverer – My dyslexia helped me find 60 wrecks
Robert Ballard, who, under the ocean’s darkness, said, “I live in a world where everywhere I go is totally dark. So you have to visualise it in your mind. And people with dyslexia are extremely good at the visualisation of three-dimensional space. He now realises how much his dyslexia helps him with his searches. However, that wasn’t always the case when he was at school.
A few years ago, Ballard, who always knew he was ‘wired differently’, realised the problems he had at school were caused by dyslexia. Suddenly the penny dropped after listening to the radio while driving home one day, and he heard an interview with two experts on dyslexia.
Now famous as the man that found the titanic and the most ships (60) underwater, as well as a renowned author, he describes how we all come into our own somehow.
MSN Robert Ballard