Dyslexia and I



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Noun. (neurology) A learning, reading disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write


Developmental dyslexia is a condition related to poor reading. Children with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read due to one or more information processing problems such as visual perceptual or auditory perceptual deficits



French: dyslexie
German: Legasthenie, Dyslexie
Italian: dislessia
Portuguese: dislexia
Spanish: dislexia



Without any living soul knowing, so far, I might be the only one with dyslexia have difficulty with reversals, plus inversions, of numbers, letters or words.

People who have an average or above IQ (IQ scores of 154 in my own case, yes, very high IQ me) and are reading 1 1/2 grades or more below grade level may be dyslexic. True dyslexia affects about 3 to 6 percent of the population yet in some parts of the country up to 50% of the students are not reading at grade level.

Mankind with dyslexia do not exhibit these symptoms due to poor vision or hearing but because of brain dysfunction. The eyes and ears are working properly but the lower centers of the brain scramble the images or sounds before they reach the higher (more intelligent) centers of the brain. This causes confusion as well as frustration for the learner.

When a person is having difficulty learning, a comprehensive neurodevelopmental exam is important.


They may have dyslexia or a learning disability if they have one or more of the following symptoms:

*Letter or word reversals when reading. (Such as was/saw, dog/god, b/d, p/q, M/W, m/w, n/its reversal, m/its reversal, cursive S/&, cursive E/3, ...).
*Letter or word reversals when writing.
*Difficulty repeating what is said to them.
*Poor handwriting or printing ability.
*Poor drawing ability.
*Reversing letters or words when spelling words that are presented orally.
*Difficulty comprehending written or spoken directions.
*Difficulty with right – left directionality.
*Difficulty understanding or remembering what is said to them.
*Difficulty understanding or remembering what they have just read.
*Difficulty putting their thoughts on paper.


The main reasons for reading problems are:

*Ineffective reading instruction
*Auditory perception difficulties
*Visual perception difficulties
*Language processing difficulties



My long struggling with garbled vision, a life of affliction


While most people can learn to read using the whole word approach, it is not the best way to learn but it is exactly my very self-taught approach (that was how I won many full marks throughout my entire school years, also a handful times of #1 in schools. Including many cross-nations top awards in drawing way back in elementary years. I also made it as an established international author and journalist, as ones of my many sidelines to my regular work of a professional photographer. Furthermore, without any one knowing it, up to now).

It teaches through memorization of word pictures and guessing. Unlike Chinese or Japanese which are picture languages, the English language is a phonetic language. With the exception of the United States which dropped phonics in the 1930′s, all other countries that have a phonetic language, teach reading through phonics.




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