Dyslexia is not only present in kids

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a  kind of learning disorder that affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Children who have dyslexia are often smart and hardworking, but they have trouble connecting the letters they see to the sounds those letters make. About 5% to 10% of population have some symptoms of dyslexia, such as slow reading, trouble spelling, or mixing up words. Even  Adults can have this learning disorder not only kids. Some people are diagnosed early in life and  Others don’t even realize they have dyslexia until they get older. Children with dyslexia often have normal vision and are just as smart as their peers. But they have a harder time in school because it takes them longer to read. Trouble in understanding of words can also make it hard to spell, write, and speak clearly.

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Myths

Myth #1: kids Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia.

Its not that Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia . rather, the fact is that even Some kids with dyslexia write letters backwards and some don’t. So,this would mean that letter reversal isn’t necessarily a sign that your child has dyslexia. In fact, children who are young commonly reverse letters. It is not unusual to see them getting confuse between  b and d or write p instead of q. If your child is still doing so even by the end of first grade, then, it may signal the need for an evaluation and more attention.

Myth #2: Dyslexia cannot be detected until elementary school.

People say that Dyslexia doesn’t show up until elementary school, this a complete myth. The Signs of dyslexia can be seen in preschool, or even earlier. This is because dyslexia can affect language skills that are essential skills for reading. Few indication that a preschooler may be at risk for dyslexia include difficulty rhyming and being a “late talker.”

Myth #3: Kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read.

Another most irritating myth is that Kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read. The researcher have worked on this and their Research shows that the brain functions differently in kids with dyslexia. Even the research shows that reading can actually change the brain over time. But effort has nothing to do with dyslexia. It is the type of direction or order that makes a difference, not how hard kids try. With good instruction and practice, kids with dyslexia can make lasting gains in reading and show improvement in their working. There are many of reading programs designed for struggling readers. Most of them use what’s called a multisensory approach. This type of direction uses sight, sound and touch as pathways to learning.

Myth #4: Dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read.

Its not that Dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read. Rather, the fact is that, Intervention makes a big difference in helping kids with dyslexia learn to read. But having the ability to read doesn’t mean they’re “cured.” Dyslexia is a  learning that will stay entire life difference that can affect more than just basic reading skills. On top of making it tough to decode or understand, dyslexia can make it difficult to read fluently. It can impact how well kids comprehend what they’ve read. Kids with dyslexia may also continue to struggle with spelling and writing even once they’ve learned to read.

Myth #5: Dyslexia is a vision problem.

It is not that Dyslexia is a vision problem. The original fact is that, Vision problems don’t cause dyslexia. Children  with dyslexia are no more likely to have eye and vision problems than other kids. It is correct that some may have problems with visual perception, or visual processing. This means the brain has trouble recognizing details in images and processing what the eyes are seeing. Those challenges can make the ability to read become difficult. But this is not a part of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a kind of learning disorder that affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Many kids face exploitation due to this.
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In a way to understand people’s perception about Dyslexia , I conducted a research survey using questionnaire method. The results are as follows:

  • 42% of the respondents think that maybe reading and writing backwards is the main sign of dyslexia, 32% think that yes, reading and writing backwards is the main sign of dyslexia and 26% think that reading and writing backwards is not the main sign of dyslexia.
  • 42% of the respondents think that maybe dyslexia cant be detected until elementary school, 32% think that dyslexia cant be detected until elementary school and 26% think that its not that dyslexia cant be detected until elementary school.
  • 44% think that maybe kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read, 33% think that kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read and 23% think that its not that kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read.
  • 56% of the respondents think that maybe dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read, 26% think that dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read and 18% think that its not that dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read.
  • 52% think that maybe dyslexia is a vision problem, 29% think that dyslexia is a vision problem and 19% think that dyslexia is not a vision problem.

It was observed that, many of the respondents think that maybe reading and writing backwards is the main sign of dyslexia. Most of them think that maybe dyslexia cant be detected until elementary school.still there are a group of people who think that maybe  kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read.also, some think that maybe dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read. It was found that more than half of the respondents think that maybe dyslexia is a vision problem.

Conclusion

Dyslexia is a type of illness which can be present in anyone. It is not particular about any specific gender or age. Anyone who is having dyslexia need to be managed well. These people need special attention and a lot of motivation. With with a good support it would become easier for the person facing dyslexia to handle themselves and their task successfully. 

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