Dear readers, welcome back here at our page! I’m going to introduce you to some basic information about dyslexia today, just as I promised in the previous article. So, let’s get to it!
Dyslexia belongs under the umbrella of specific learning disorders. It primarily manifests itself as a reading disorder. When a person has a hard time connecting letters with their sound, and then connecting these letters into higher units, such as sounds and words. Dyslectic people usually begin having certain problems when they start attending school, already in the first grade. Most frequently, they fail in recognition of the letters, in reading and spelling as well. They also usually have smaller vocabulary in comparison to their peers. They experience troubles with learning new words. While reading, dyslectic people typically confuse the order of letters, so they can read for example word “knife” as “kfine”.
However it’s important to highlight that dyslexia isn’t just a reading disorder. Its owners have also very often problem distinguishing between right and left side, remembering facts and dates, writing, organizing their time and, for example, understanding jokes or irony. There are also secondary problems people with dyslexia experience, just as the troubles with grammar, they have a hard time understanding the text or a difficulty gripping a pencil.
Dyslexia also sometimes impede finding the rights words to express themselves while speaking, or it can cause troubles understanding what other people say.
However, the basics of this disorder is difficulty connecting sounds to the letters. It’s also important to stress that all of these signs don’t have to be so significant. For instance, there are specific learning disabilities running in my family from my mum’s side, including dyslexia. My grandpa experiences this disorder, however he doesn’t have it that strong so it would largely interfere with his daily life. He can read or spell, just with small problems. My grandpa has more trouble pronouncing and finding the right words. He also falters while reading, quite a lot. Nevertheless he doesn’t suffer from spelling the words wrong anymore, he did so only in his early age.
Do you have some of the symptoms mentioned above?? Do you wonder whether you or someone you know, suffers from dyslexia? Do you have dyslexia and want to share your experiences with us? Definitely leave a message in the comment section below!
What’s more, look forward to the next article, this time about dysgraphia, which I’m going to publish tomorrow!