Dyslexia: What you’re seeing in your middle-schoolerby Sanhita Bhattacharya No Comments fitness-health food_nutrition general hygiene
Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it's a lack of access. It's like if you're dyslexic, you have all the information that you need, but find it harder to process.- Orlando Bloom (English Actor and Dyslexic)
We can bet that you cried every time you saw the Indian movie "Taare Zameen Par" about Dyslexia. That boy Ishan was pitiful and he deserved more attention than he used to get from his parents. He couldn't shine in studies because none knew that he is dyslexic and he has issues regarding reading. It is not an issue that we saw in a movie only. Parents often confuse this illness in their child as inattentiveness, carelessness about studies or immaturity.
Do you actually know that the reason that your child is falling behind everyone in his class in spite of being bright, talented and intelligent? He may be having issues differentiating between 'b' and 'd' or 6 and 9. It's because he is suffering from a very common mental illness He is having issues with reading despite intelligence. Dyslexia is a condition when a brain cannot process or faces issues processing the graphic images.
A child may seem dumb, lazy and careless while reading or writing but he is extremely talented while reciting a poem or drawing or singing. You may actually not trying to understand the fact that the child suffering from this common condition. They need different way of learning. OpenDyslexic is a font that has been invented to help children with dyslexia able to read words.
You may not know but some of most eminent personalities suffered from Dyslexia. Graham Bell, Jennifer Anniston, Orlando Bloom, Albert Einstein, Tom Cruise, Pierre Curie are some of those who has suffered from Dyslexia. This condition may not have solution for an entire lifetime. But one can overcome the difficulties of learning and reading with special care and attention.