Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading and decoding letters and words difficult for those affected by it. It is important to understand that dyslexia is not a disorder of the eyes, but rather on how the mind interprets what the eyes see. Dyslexics have different variations in their perception of words and letters, but some may:
Some dyslexics might have these perception disorders, but some may have none and yet still be dyslexic. It all comes down to how the brain interprets these codes wherein the essence of dyslexia is anchored upon. Either way, it is important to recognize the symptoms early on, so that dyslexic children may be given the help they need. Symptoms become more prominent as the child gets older, such as:
Teens and Adults
It is never too late to seek help when one is suffering from dyslexia. We must remove the stigma that surrounds “slow” individuals and instead help them develop at their own pace, and to give help when they need it the most. However, let us not forget that the goal of helping or seeking medical help is for them to become independent. Babysitting such individuals will only make them reliant on others for a disorder that will last their lifetime.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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