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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 18 (2007), Issue 4, Pages 217-223
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/327530

The Potential of Dyslexic Individuals in Communication Design Education

Muzaffer Çorlu,1 O&gcaron;uzhan Özcan,2 and Ümran Korkmazlar3

1Department of Music and Performing Arts, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Communication Design, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 18 February 2008; Accepted 18 February 2008

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Abstract

If dyslexic individuals have the ability to express themselves in different ways, particularly in the field of modern graphic design, would they be a favoured group in creating the extraordinary and outstanding ideas that are required in communication design? The study group consisted of 20 primary school dyslexics between ages of 7–12 and 20 non-dyslexics serving as a control group. A jury with four specialists evaluated the drawings gathered from the 40 participants. Even though we might not say surely that the dyslexics are the best possible candidates for communication design education, based on the statistical results we have concluded that they should be among the potential candidates for both general communication design education and for more specific minor study areas such as icon design.