We are talking about the huge swaths of children labelled "learning disabled" who can't read, but what about the actually disabled who learn anyway?
How do the blind learn to read, or compute, or do any of the tasks we think of as reading/writing/math?
Has anyone ever read anthing about the cognitive workings of the blind?
I increase my working memory by writing things down on paper and looking at what I've written.
How do they maintain working memory? Are the brilliant scholars who are blind particularly adept at maintaing working memory using braille? or do they just have fantastically larger working memory than the rest of us? How do they organize their working memory--do they do it "visually" to some degree? Or do they use other senses somehow? Is their auditory loop for working memory MUCH larger than mine, e.g.?
Anyone ever read any research on this? Or even any anecdotal memoirs?