An Insightful Guide to Help YOU Understand Everything about Dyslexia

Samuel Brown BySamuel Brown

An Insightful Guide to Help YOU Understand Everything about Dyslexia

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1.1 What is Dyslexia?
1.2 How did the word ‘DYSLEXIA’ come into existence?
1.3 Understanding the cause behind dyslexia
1.4 How do you know if you have dyslexia
1.5 How is the condition diagnosed?
1.6 Dealing with dyslexia
1.7 Important Notes

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia can be defined as a condition that is specific to learning disability. A person with dyslexia might experience troubles in his/her learning activities.

Understanding Dyslexia

Thus, dyslexia can be put as a term that is used to specifically define people who have reading complexities even though they are inclined to learn something of their interest.

How did the word dyslexia come into existence?

The word has its roots in the ancient Greek language.

  • Dys: Being impaired or abnormal
  • Lexis: Words or Language

The disorder is often seen to be a highly debatable subject with much arguing, dyslexia should never be considered as a disease and to rather treat it as a unique condition that one inherits it at the time of birth.

Nevertheless, many individuals with learning problems are known to overcome their dyslexia symptoms by a certain extent with necessary precautions being in place.

The causes behind Dyslexia

Extensive researches that have been carried out have shown the disorder can be attributed to the different ways a human brain might process information.

For instance, brain pictographs taken with high-resolution modernized imaging tools; indicate dyslexic people perceive information being read in different ways in comparison to the ones without the condition.

That is one of the major reason, reading activities seem to be a daunting task to the ones who have the condition.

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Many people are seen to have misinformed or misinterpreted information such as, those who are dyslexic makes them read numbers and letters in reverse order.

However, the actual reality is these are a part of normal development and can be seen in kids until they have attained their grade two.

The major complexities in dyslexia are the blocks that one hits while recognizing common phonemes (basic sounds of speech).

This is further seen to make it harder for people with dyslexia to recognize familiar sounding words. Often, a dyslexic person might spend more time in sounding out the correct pronunciation.

This often ends up in the word losing its meaning completely which directly affects their comprehensiveness. Thus it doesn’t come as a surprise for many dyslexics to have a varying amount of complexities to spell words of different lengths.

The disorder can be seen as a language processing disability as it is seen to affect languages, irrespective of their forms, whether written or spoken.

At times some people diagnosed with dyslexia are seen to have milder symptoms. This makes them less prone to written or spoken language omissions.

Interestingly, there are some people who accept their condition and work around diligently to outgrow themselves. Nevertheless, it takes a lot of time and effort.

With necessary steps being in place, one can learn different strategies to help them steer clear of their learning complexities. These strategies are further seen to be useful and a person can re-implement them to lead a successful life.

How do you know if you have dyslexia?

Many people wonder how can one identify dyslexia symptoms. A simple way to identify the condition is through careful observation.

Observe if you face any difficulties while reading words that are simple in nature. Identify if you are having trouble to read something that your other peers have no trouble doing so.

How is the condition diagnosed?

Although many people with the condition are good at hiding or working around their condition, getting help could go a long way in making things easier.

The condition is not just specific to kids, at times adults or teens too can be diagnosed at later stages.

A look at some of the obvious symptoms

  • Below average writing or reading skills
  • Frequent spell-errors
  • Being unable to complete things such as assignment on time
  • Being unable to or experiencing difficulties in recalling common names
  • Being unable to memorize telephone numbers

Nevertheless, it is always important not to jump to any immediate conclusion. If you are in doubt, consult a medical practitioner. A trained learning specialist would be the right person to measure an individual’s writing, spelling and reading abilities.

How to deal with dyslexia

Dealing with learning disabilities such as dyslexia can be tough, at times. Federal law mandates timely support from its wide network of public school system to a person with a known case of learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

A trained teacher can help a dyslexic person through well-crafted practice activities and customized learning courses.

A student who is diagnosed with dyslexia is eligible to seek additional time while completing tests or assignment. A computer equipped with a spell-check tool can assist one in completing written assignments.

Sophisticated computer software’s that are capable to read printed material aloud are widely available in the market.

The best persons to discuss your needs could be your neighborhood doctor, parents or teachers who will have a greater understanding about dyslexic service providers in your vicinity.

Important Notes

Vision and dyslexiia

At times of seeking help, many of you might come across suggestions such as eye exercises or prolonged usage of tinted glasses is helpful in treating the condition.

However, it is important to note that these things will not help treat the condition.

Dyslexia is a language disorder and eye-exercises have nothing to do with the condition.

Emotional support is important to each and every person and dyslexic people are no different.

However, it should be noted at times dyslexic people get highly frustrated due to the fact of being unable to keep up with their other peers. At times, these things make them feel unworthy.

However, with proper support and care, everyone involved can guide dyslexic people with their condition and help them achieve the necessary success.

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Samuel Brown

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Hey, friends, my name is Samuel Brown. My friends call me Sam. I have joined Autism Times as a senior writer. I am responsible for curating the content whilst ensuring the accuracy is maintained. I have a passion to strategize my moves to help autistic children integrate better into the society. I enjoy reaching millions of readers every day and strive to leave a positive impact.

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Hey, friends, my name is Samuel Brown. My friends call me Sam. I have joined Autism Times as a senior writer.

I am responsible for curating the content whilst ensuring the accuracy is maintained.

I have a passion to strategize my moves to help autistic children integrate better into the society. I enjoy reaching millions of readers every day and strive to leave a positive impact.

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