The Psychological and Emotional Impact of Dyslexia on a Child Dyslexia is a recognized learning disability under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). It affects four to eight percent of the general population and the percentage keeps growing. Chances are, everyone knows, or knows of, someone suffering from this disability. Although most studies seem to agree that dyslexia is a condition that is genetic in origin, and not a result of deficiencies in a person's upbringing, there is a marked lack of awareness of the psychological issues a child diagnosed with dyslexia faces. What is dyslexia?
There are many different types of learning disabilities; the most common ones are dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. (Jerome Rosner. –third ed. 1) Dyslexia is a disorder in which someone has difficulty reading, which is not caused from a physical handicap, or emotional disorder. Many people with dyslexia have bad handwriting and have a tendency to read letters backwards.
It occurs when a child’s brain cannot properly plan the movement of body parts necessary for normal speech production (“Childhood Apraxia,” 2011). Though CAS is the most common name for this specific disorder, it is also referred to as a variety of other names. Some of these names include: dyspraxia, developmental apraxia, pediatric verbal apraxia, or just apraxia (Kumin, n.d.). It can be difficult to determine the specific cause of CAS in most children. However, it could potentially arise as the result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, genetic disorder, or syndrome.
The good part is that 80%-90% of these children receive medication for their problem, but most of them still need behavior modifications. Most schools help with that. People with ADD are often noted for their inconsistencies. One day they can “do it,” and the next they cannot. They have difficulty remembering simple things.
Learning Disabilities Approximately 10 percent of the adult population have learning disabilities. Learning disabilities also affect about 5 to 10 percent of school-age children. Most disabilities occur in math, spelling, reading comprehension, oral expression, and written language. The most common learning disabilities are in reading. Children with learning disabilities also have problems with attention, memory, and behavioral problems as a result of frustration.
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability (Dyslexia Basics). It is not because a student doesn’t want to learn. Students with Dyslexia are still students. They can still learn and they still want to learn. Students with Dyslexia have problems with the letters in words, and the sounds letters make.
When I was writing the alphabet backwards, I was having a hard time with memorizing the letters and organizing them in my head from left to right. This resulted in me having to write them a lot slower than usual. One of the early signs of children having dyslexia is how they grip a writing utensil in their hand. Holding a writing utensil too many early child with dyslexia is very uncomfortable and that’s how I felt when I was having to use my non-dominant hand. In general this activity links to learning disabilities because many students with a learning disability have a hard time with short-term, long-term, and working memory.
Students with dyslexia also have difficulties with spelling, understanding language they hear, or expressing themselves clearly in speaking or in writing. Wilkins (2002), states that “an unexpected gap exists between their potential for learning and their school achievement.” Dyslexia presents differently in many people and each person has their own strengths and weaknesses (Wilkins, Angela, Garside, 2002). Dyslexia affects people throughout
For a long time, dyslexia has been causing many humans, especially children, to have learning difficulties. The World Federation of Neurologists define dyslexia as, "a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities" ("Dyslexia," 2013). Sometimes the letter m might look like w, and the number 3 might look like 8; dyslexia basically makes it harder for people to improve their language abilities. This is the behavior I wish to change because of the many negative impacts it has on people's literacy skills and lives. Many dyslexic children have considerable disadvantages while reading out loud or taking exams, giving us incorrect assessments of their abilities.
Dyslexia Dyslexia is a neurological-based, specific learning disability, characterized by language handling deficiencies, impairment in the ability to recognize and translate words into sentences. It is said that a reading disability reflects a continuous deficit as opposed to an arrest in development and can occur in a person of any level of intelligence. Dyslexia can be related to hormonal or hereditary influences, or brain injury. One in five children are thought to have dyslexia and it is found to be more prevalent in males. (1) The difficulties caused by dyslexia do not accurately measure the sufferer's intelligence.