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.
the brain's inability to translate images from the eyes completely and correctly to the ears and mouth. (3) Symptoms of dyslexia range from reading and writing difficulties, to speech, direction, time, concentration, coordination, and even self-esteem issues. Other mental disorders are often found to be co-morbid, yet still separate from dyslexia. Common are disorders such as attention deficit and depression, enhanced by the general feelings of helplessness and confusion of dyslexia..(4) Co-morbid problems tend to lessen once the individual seeks successful help with their dyslexia. There are thought to be various main factors within the brain that contribute to dyslexia.
Types of Dyslexia There are three distinct types of dyslexia that have been defined. The first is Visual Dyslexia. With this type, the learner struggles with decoding or spelling words because he or she cannot visualize the word. “These learners tend to have good auditory processing skills as well as an understanding of phonics, but they struggle with visual processing, memory synthesis and sequencing of words” (Warren, E.). The classic symptom of letter reversal is common with this type of dyslexia.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a chronic condition affecting millions of children, and often persisting to adulthood. Individuals with this mental disorder face struggle with concentration, and controlling hyperactivity along with impulsive behaviour. It seems that more and more children are diagnosed with ADHD in ties with bad behaviour, and the inability to focus; however, ADHD is a real issue which can be too often looked past. Although treatment will not cure ADHD, treatment is a great option for many individuals, and studies show that medication such as Ritalin or Concerta, and behavioural interventions or therapy can help a great deal. ADHD can lessen with age and maturity, and treatment provides that extra push to deal with the symptoms.
Most individuals who have developmental dyslexia usually have a parent who also suffers from this learning disability, causing one to be genetically predisposed. It seems to greatly affect the left hemisphere of the brain. “Dyslexics in this group typically experience problems with the letter and number identification, spelling, reading, arithmetic, measurement, time, instructions and other skill sets that are normally performed by the left hemisphere.”(Types of Dyslexia) This causes the individual to have to overcompensate with the right side of his/her brain. Unfortunately, unlike developmental dyslexia, it does not seem to go away over time. However, different approaches to learning, unlike the traditional classroom style, can help these individuals become more proficient in these
Imagine looking at a word and not knowing what it says, what the markings on the page are and what sounds are associated with those markings, even though they are sure they should know what it says. This is exactly what a person with dyslexia feels when they look at letters and words on a page. Dyslexia, a learning disorder associated with reading, is something many children and adults struggle with everyday. It has no cure and those diagnosed with dyslexia are born with it. Persons with dyslexia find that it can be frustrating and cause simple everyday tasks that require reading can be excruciating to complete.
Also if you as a parent or your partner has dyslexia than it might be more common for the child to have dyslexia. That can be a good thing or a bad thing because having dyslexia increases the chances of your child having it and the good side of this would be that you as a parent might be more aware of the difficulties that your child is having. Where on the other hand parents who have not had any experience with dyslexia may not recognize it in the early stages of childhood. Dyslexia is misunderstood with many adults around the world, many people think that dyslexia is the cause for a child learning difficulty. When in fact it is just a word to describe an impairment in the ability to read.
The term dyslexia refers to a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading. It is a learning disability that alters the way the brain processes written material. Difficulties in word recognition, spelling, decoding and reading comprehension make it even more difficult. This disability alters the way the brain processes written material. People with dyslexia not only have trouble with reading and spelling they also can struggle with writing.
Children have problems with spelling as well because they don’t know what letters to put with the sounds of the words. Some ... ... middle of paper ... ...exics on the other hand have left ear dominants which make it harder to read and understand information. Left ear dominants send the information to the right side of the brain which is not the language center so the information has to travel thought the right side into the left side which delays the information. Some people with dyslexia have to do a program that will help them read, learn , and speak better, but though the program they will become right ear dominant. (Sollier, Me) Now you know more about dyslexia and for some of you know what it is.
People tend to think that Dyslexia is only related to reading, but it also causes problems in writing, math, and even music. “People with Dyslexia usually have an 'impoverished written product.' That means there is a huge difference between their ability to tell you something and their ability to write it down” (“What is Dyslexia?”). According to the website, Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, students that struggle with Dyslexia may try to avoid writing whenever possible. When they do write they make errors in sentence structure.