Emeritus Professor Ken Gobbo releases book on dyslexia and creativity
Ken Gobbo, emeritus professor of psychology at Landmark College, has released a new book titled Dyslexia and Creativity: Diverse Minds (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
According to the publisher, Gobbo’s book provides a general overview of the history of the relatively common learning disability known as dyslexia, and explores it from a cognitive and neurological point of view. It also offers insights into the phenomena of creativity, and outlines a theory that links dyslexia to the creative process.
The book illustrates these ideas with overviews of the lives of five well-known Americans recognized for their creative pursuits; artists Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and Charles Ray, and writers John Irving and Wendy Wasserstein. All five faced the struggles that accompany dyslexia, and recognized the positive traits afforded by their learning differences, harnessing them to further their creative processes.
Dyslexia and Creativity: Diverse Minds is available for purchase from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the Landmark College library has a copy of the book in its collection.