Dyslexia

“If you are not ready to alter your way of life, you cannot begin to heal.” – Hippocrates (460-377 B.C). You will find here information, articles and books addressing the positive holistic approach to Dyslexia.

Dyslexia

Identification of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children. Dyslexia is characterized by an inability to process written or spoken language. It can range from mild to severe, and often results in a child experiencing difficulties learning to read and write. The most common indicator of dyslexia is the frequent interchanging of adjacent words or letters in a sequence.

There has been a greater awareness of dyslexia in recent years. Prior to there being much research on the topic, dyslexic children were often viewed as simply being of lower intelligence, when in fact, that is not the case. Most individuals suffering from dyslexia are of at least average intelligence, and many are highly intelligent.

As a result of this misperception, many children went undiagnosed and continued to experience problems with written language into adulthood. Problems with written communication may have led to additional problems in school, as difficulties with reading and writing made it difficult to do well in other subjects, and in the workplace during later years.

It is estimated that dyslexia occurs in approximately 5-10% of the overall population. People with dyslexia often suffer from low self-esteem and a lack of self confidence due to their disability, but it’s been found that dyslexic individuals frequently possess strong creative abilities.

People with dyslexia frequently reverse letters, words, and numbers when reading or writing, and sometimes when speaking. This translates into a perception of poor writing skills, poor spelling abilities, and a lack of reading comprehension. People with dyslexia often thrive in learning environments that emphasize the hands-on, visual interpretation models. The problem does not lie in low intelligence or inability to learn, but with a difference in the way the brain processes this type of information.

Despite advances in research and diagnostics, dyslexia still frequently goes undiagnosed. Children with dyslexia may simply be assumed to be poor readers, or may have other disorders that mask dyslexia. As an adult, you may read information about the symptoms of this disability and think that it sounds quite familiar, although you were never aware that your problems could be the result of an actual disorder that affects many people.

If you have suffered from poor self-esteem or frustration about your written and verbal communication difficulties, and suspect you may be dyslexic, there is now an easy diagnostic tool that can help you learn if dyslexia is the cause of your problems. Taking action now to uncover the reasons for your struggles can lead you to different coping strategies that could greatly improve the way you read and communicate with the world.

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