Fmp research – Growing children
This documentary was first shown in 2012 featuring Laverne Antrobus who is a child phycoligist.
below are notes I made whist watching the documentry.
- How are growing children effected by dyslexia?
- Why do the brains of dyslexic people people process things differently?
- We live in a world of words, almost everything we do envoles reading!
- We see and hear over 100,000 words everyday.
- At the age of ten you are expected to be fluent at reading.
- People with dyslexia can have a very low self esteem.
- laverne asked a little girl with dyslexia to say a list of what it feels like to be dyslexic, she responds:
- everyone sees things better
- when she reads everything is blurred, can’t make sense of it .
Symptoms when reading a book:
- bluring of words
- double words
- moving words
- Letters transposed
Phonics – how to connect sounds with written letters or groups of letters.
- Reading is key to learning
- Process of the eye when reading – light passes through the eye, through the pupil, hits the back of the eye where the cells send the information to the brain, where the brain then works out what you are looking at.
- Dyslexia does not effect vision
- when dyslexics try to connect sounds and words, this is when the problem starts to occur.
- There is a misconception that dyslexia can be “cured” this is not the case, dyslexia can be managed but never cured.
- Noises – can’t concerntrate – case study – spelling unfamilier words
- Dyslexia affects the people around the person too.
- tests can be carried out to test the severity of the persons dyslexia.. The idea of the tests are to put the person in a situation where they can’t use usual coping stratagies,allowing the examiner to see how severe the case is.
- People with dyslexia can also have issues with – Short term memory , Poor time keeping, poor organisational skills.
- Processes are slower
- Speech is a complex signal with many different frequancies.
- the brain of someone with dyslexia has difficultiy with change of sound intensity as a sylible is produced
- As you learn to read your read your brain re maps the sound system of english.
- Dyslexics dont make automatic sound processes.
- Dyslexics are expected to find it easier when they can see lip cues.
- Dyslexia was discovered over 100 years ago, but was considered more as a disability. now people have started to understand it slightly more though there are the odd few who dont
- There are alot of dyslexics in the creative arts business, dyslexia is one of the most common learning difficulties, its a way of seeing and understanding.
By watching this i have have gained a greater understanding of aspect on dysleixia.