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- The word dyslexia is made up of two parts : :
-DYS – Meaning not or difficult
-LEXIA – Meaning words, reading or language.
- Dyslexia is a learning dificultty that primarily effects skills envolved in accurate & fluent word reading & spelling
- There are many different charectristics of dyslexia ranging from, phonilogical awarness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
- Dyslexia occurs across many interlectual abilities, dyselxia is very much on a spectrum ranging from mild to servere.
- Its not just words, reading, and phonics, people with dyslexia can often appear as a day dreamer, disorganised and a lack of concerntration.
- Dyslexia is a combination of abilites and difficulties that effects the learning process
- Weaknesses can range from short term memory, organisation, sequance, motor skills. There may also be difficulties with auditory and visual perception.
Eyes and dyslexia – visual stress – sympotoms such as:
- Blurred letters/words
- Headaches from reading
- finds it easier to read large print
- Glare on the page
- letters which move words that appear double.
- Difficulty tracking across the page
- sensitivity to bright lights.
The user of cream or pastel colour backgrounds or overlays can help he person to focus on the words and help them appear still.
What causes dyslexia?
Genes and heredity:
- Dyslexia often runs in families
- 40% of siblings of children with dyslexia may have it to.
- As many as 49% of parents of kids with dyslexia may have it to.
- There is a misunderstanding that having dyslexia means that you aren’t bright.
- Many people with dyslexia have an above average intelligence.
- The planum temporal this is an area of the brain, thats plays a role in understanding language, is typically larger in the dominat hemispher ( the left side of the brain for right handed people) than in the right hemisphere, but if you have dyslexia, the plamum temporal is probally about the same size on both the left and right sides of the brain.
- To be able to read our brains have to translate the symbols we see on the page into sounds. have to be combined into meaningful words Typically the areas of our brains responsible for language skills work in a predictable way. But if you have dyslexia those areas don’t work together in the same way.