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Transcript of Dyslexia

By. Sarah Crowe Dyslexia PEOPLE with Dyslexia What is Dyslexia? A developmental learning disorder characterized by the "inability to process and recognize certain symbols." A trait of many dyslexics is their superior creative abilities and attention to detail. Individuals with dyslexia are not stupid or low in intelligence. Dyslexia is a trait that is often passed down from members of one's family. Difficulty learning how to "decode" and/or read words It is a "language-based processing disorder" The problem lies in the area of the brain that assists in interpreting language. Scientist have found structural differences that exist in the left hemisphere of the brain. In fact, they often have average to above normal intelligence. They are very capable of interpreting and creating complex ideas. Signs of Dyslexia If a child is reading a great deal lower than the expected level for their age. Learning a foreign language is overtly challenging. Difficulties in understanding and processing what he/she hears. Has a great deal of difficulty spelling words. Often they will exclude letters to spell a word exactly how it sounds. This would include reading slowly, reading word by word. Has trouble following more than one direction at a time, especially if they are said at a rapid pace. Greats Celebrities Ted Turner
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In the United States, about 17 percent of the population has dyslexia. May have trouble remembering the order/sequence of things. dys·lex·ia Common
Misconceptions Contrary to the beliefs of some, there exists no cure for this learning difference
One cannot simply "get over it." Dyslexics do not read material upside down The disorder has nothing to do with vision. Some may see certain letters and words in reverse such as "b" as a "d", "az" instead of "as", "was" as "saw", "eny" rather than "any". Difficulty distinguishing similarities and differences in words and letters. Many options are available for young children diagnosed with this learning difference. Proper diagnosis at the earliest age is ideal because with appropriate reading and language therapy a child with dyslexia can grow up to live a completely normal life. Many times children with the disorder come across as being "lazy" or "obstinate" when it comes to reading or dealing with math. There are professional "therapists" that can work one-on-one with a dyslexic and will focus on areas of learning that require special instruction. According to MayoClinic.com, a reading specialist will be able to teach the individual to:
make sense about what they read.
understand letters and the sounds they make.
"build a vocabulary" Working With It Working With It Working With It Working With It Working With It Programs for LD children and youth do exists at public schools. However, there are also a small number of very well known private schools that serve only to these kids. Dyslexics truly learn best through hands-on experience, visual aids, experimentation, and demonstrations. Dyslexics do not see backwards.
They have the ability to receive accommodations at the collegiate level due to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Dyslexia was not technically recognized as a learning difference until 1994 when the Department for Education and Employment published a document titled The Code of Practice claiming so. Dyslexia literally means “poor words” With reading and language therapy children can grow up to be active, productive and very successful adults. They are not retarded or mentally ill. Working With It Working With It Working With It Individuals with dyslexia can succeed in higher education as well. Such accommodations can include a note taker in each class, extended test time, a quieter test taking location, and various other arrangements. Who Knew? Common
Misconceptions New Media Connection Livescribe Smartpen Dragon Naturally Speaking/Dragon Dictate New innovations in technology are helping to assist educators in working with dyslexic students. Software that recognizes oral speech and transfers it onto a computer. By following a series of “commands” users can speak through a headset and dictate whatever they please. a recording pen that retains what is said and what it writes on specially designed paper. The pen can then transfer what has been written or recorded to a computer. Apps for Educating Apps See.Touch.Learn-Phonics Genius-Read to Kids New tools are being developed on digital platforms with dyslexics in mind. See.Touch.Learn Phonics Genius Read to Kids Apps Audio Note Individuals with dyslexia have sometimes been labeled as being “lazy” or “stubborn” by their uninformed educators and have experienced other unfortunate situations in the learning environment that have resulted in emotional stress. The Emotional Side of Dyslexia Many dyslexics, prior to being diagnosed and/or properly assisted develop issues of low self-esteem and have behavioral problems because of the trouble they experience when learning. •An inability to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word. There is a special private school in North Texas that serves only to students with learning differences?
Who Knew? It is the only school of its kind in the United States. The End
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