Dyslexia Essay

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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. Dyslexia is not an easy disorder to live with or to diagnose. Often, a child with dyslexia, is looked at as not trying hard enough…show more content…
Dyslexia makes reading and comprehending words, letters, and sentences difficult for those with the impairment. Everyday a dyslexic patient has to fight to understand each and every word that is written on the board, in a book, or on a sign that will help them throughout their life. The brain of someone with the impairment uses the incorrect part of the brain to try and comprehend letters which is a much more complicated and irritating way of comprehending material. And to fully understand the brain of a dyslexic, people need to know how a dyslexic brain works and why it uses the incorrect part of the brain for…show more content…
Instead of comprehending information like a person without dyslexia, the brain assimilates the information in the opposite side of the brain which is not originally the part of the brain that deciphers speech and written words. Scientists have studied the brain of many dyslexic patients over the countless number of years that dyslexia has been diagnosed, but in 1979, a man in his twenties who had an accidental death was used to help scientists move one step closer to understanding and decoding the dyslexia process. The scientists found that cells in the left side of this man’s brain were disorganized. Even though the central areas of this disability are unknown, the region of the brain that keeps surfacing during studies is the Angular Gyrus. The Angular Gyrus is located near the back of the brain and primarily functions in processing the mass of letters and words that we encounter everyday and forming them into language that we can understand. Scientists discovered that dyslexic people had a lower Angular Gyrus activity compared to those without the disorder which leads scientists to say that this part of the brain does not function properly for those with dyslexia. Because the Angular Gyrus does not fully process correctly for dyslexics they overcompensate by using other parts of their brain

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