Learning to Understand Dyslexia


The Fairmont Sentinel shares more about learning to understand dyslexia:

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TRUMAN- These are samples of what people with dyslexia see when they try to read.

Dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, is the most common learning disorder, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It hinders a person’s ability to read, write and spell, regardless of their level of intelligence.

Basically, certain areas in the brain don’t communicate with each other to process information. Diagnosis is scientific, and solutions are educational, according to the Reading Center in Rochester, a non-profit organization that helps students with dyslexia.

Throughout the world, there are more than 70 names used to describe its causes or characterizations, and it affects about 1 in 5 people.

Dyslexia often goes undetected until a child’s reading assignments evolve from picture books, when they can no longer “bluff” their way through assignments.

Melissa Steuber’s son, Matthew, was midway through his first-grade year, a time when reading assignments had become more difficult, when she sought answers to his learning frustration. The Reading Center staff, a pediatrician and psychologist agreed with his diagnosis of dyslexia.

It often is referred to as “the gift of dyslexia” because individuals with the learning disability often possess superior skills in other areas.

Steuber points out that her husband, Mark, who also has dyslexia, is a top-notch mechanic. At the age of 9, he took apart a lawnmower and modified it.

“That man can fix anything,” Steuber said of her husband, who now is a mechanic at Rabe International.

“In a way, it is a gift,” she said. “Thirty percent of all people that have their own business are dyslexic. Over 50 percent of NASA engineers are dyslexic.”

Some of the most famous celebrities in the entertainment industry are dyslexic. Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg share the learning disability. The music industry list includes Cher, Ozzy Osbourne and John Lennon. Sports figures Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Bruce Jenner and Nolan Ryan are dyslexic. Henry Ford was dyslexic, and so were three U.S. presidents: Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson and George Washington. Even Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison were dyslexic.
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