One of the things that has been a struggle for me over the years is the slowness of my reading and the process of absorbing written materials. I was always a bad speller and had a
I was diagnosed with dyslexia during my 10th grade as I was slow in learning and writing. I was provided with accommodations for my 10th and 12th grade Board examination by the Central Board of Secondary Education. However, I did not use accommodations during my undergraduate study in MBBS and I had progressively improved in my scores and writing speed with the help of peers and teaching faculty and my own perseverance. With how far I have progressed scholastically, I strongly believe I can independently perform tasks without any aid.
Understanding my dyslexia, both the strengths and the weaknesses that come with it, make it possible for me to feel more comfortable with my learning difficulties and with myself. Knowing and understanding my disability has taught me strategies to learn the best way for me and I have enjoyed reading and writing much more as a
Dyslexia doesn’t always have to be considered an element that dictates the outcome of a person’s life. There are numerous success filled inspirational stories of individuals with dyslexia that learned to overcome the disorder and refuse to allow it to inhibit their abilities. Steve Jobs is one of the most successful people diagnosed with dyslexia. At a young age, he struggled in school with reading and writing. One incidence left Jobs to try comprehending one phrase for many years until the age of 11 that read, ‘Janet and John had a ball.’ As a child, Jobs was an outsider and considered an odd, word-blind student who just didn’t fit in with the rest of his peers. Schools did not recognize dyslexia as it is recognized today and therefore, students with learning disorders like these were neglected.
When I was a child, I always had to read paragraphs multiple times because I struggled with reading. This caused me to spend more time on reading than other children reading the same material. I thought I was stupid. Then one morning, my mother told me that I had dyslexia. Dyslexia causes reading and writing to require more energy and time. Though I was relieved to know that I was not doomed to a life of unintelligence, this only confirmed that I would have to work harder than everyone else in academics. Instead of crippling me, this empowered me. I used dyslexia as a motivator to work harder in every area of my life.
Dyslexia is commonly thought of as a learning disability. People think they cannot read or they are unintelligent and will not amount to anything. However, many successful people have dyslexia, Charles Schwab, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein just to name a few (eida.org, Buchanan). Most people would think these people had to overcome dyslexia to become successful but many would argue that they are successful because they have dyslexia. Though many people see dyslexia as a disability, the condition is actually beneficial.
Everyone in this world have different ways of knowing how to read. All readers all somehow start off by knowing nothing, and experiencing many different ways in learning to read. Jimmy Santiago Baca didn’t know how to read, but still managed to become a famous American poet in Apache and Chicano background and was incarcerated for drug possession. Gareth Cook also became a famous even though he struggled with dyslexia he still managed to become a writer for The New Yorker. Many people will not learn how to read if they struggle with disabilities but because Cook was always embarrassed of how he read when picked in class by his teachers. Since Cook didn’t know what he will always stutter while reading, until college
Dyslexia is the result of a multitude of factors such as environmental, genetic, behavioral and biological. Twin studies have shown a high genetic influence in development of dyslexia. Mothers who are dyslexics were more likely to have children who will also be with dyslexia. Environment of the child will also have an impact on the development of this disorder. The amount of time children read at home and the availability of reading materials also plays a role in a child’s ability to read. Brain studies on dyslexic brain have shown differences in the areas that gets activated during reading activities. Dyslexic individuals seem to use more areas of the right brain when reading while those without dyslexia use
In Scott Sonnon’s book A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius Sonnon says, “Dyslexia was not my deficit, but my advantage.” By clinical definition, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability, which affects an individual’s aptitude to read due to complications identifying sounds and linking letters and words. In elementary school, I was diagnosed with severe Dyslexia. Since my diagnosis, many aspects of my life have been defined by others’ perception of Dyslexia, which caused me to have a negative outlook on my learning disability. Through the progression of my educational career, I began to realize that my learning disability was a blessing in disguise.
Dyslexia is a disorder that can have a lot of benefits to it. When you have this disorder you have the ability to think outside the box a lot, however; some of the victims of this disorder do not understand that they have a gift. People with this disorder just have not found the right way to do things. Because once they figure out that magnificent talent that they betray, they will have total confidence in themself. The gift that comes from the dyslexia "disorder" is a whole bunch of brain loop holes. These minds are the most creative and the most complex. You work harder to read and to speak. You also think harder as well. Most of these people make it an excuse rather than persevere. Think their brain is just a few steps behind the average. But in fact if you look at the at the work of a dyslexic person they are brilliant, they just do not know how to use there gift to their advantage. These people are so blessed. In the beginning they might not think so. Looking at the future they will be very successful if they choose to still fight and not let it get in the
I had a big challenge growing up and had trouble with reading in my elementary years. Growing up listening to Spanish music and talking mostly Spanish was hard for me to start school and learn English, at 4 years old. The challenge was that for some reason I mixed my B's and D's, are and our, and would read slowly. Every time I read I saw the words but couldn’t pronounce them well and took time to see if I am reading it correctly, which most of the time I was not. No one knew I had trouble reading because I never showed it.
Reason being, I was the oldest of three living with a single mother. When there are no books to read or have read to me it becomes easy just not to read. My passion for writing came from the shortage of books in the household where I lived. Not reading as a child or having someone read to me has really caused problems. Having to read in front of the class as a child was my worst nightmare, my only fear was mispronouncing the really big words. Unfortunately, the shortage of books in our household I do believe that caused my poor reading skills and my dislike for books. Although my reading skills are not the best I always try to read a little here and there to enhance my
1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian novel depicting a socialist future through the eyes of a government worker named Winston. It tells the story of his attempt at rebellion with the aid of his love interest, a fellow government worker named Julia. Written in 1949, it is a futuristic story with many obvious themes, including the nature of love. 1984 conveys the message that forced love through controlled relationships, strict laws, and torture have the ability to conquer natural love.
Dyslexia can have a reflective effect on the dyslexic child’s educational experience and the child’s ability to master literacy skills.Whereas assessing the dyslexic child’s ability in relation to literacy is relatively achievable, it is difficult to assess the effects of dyslexia on the children without considering its emotional and social effects. It is not only the specific cognitive inefficiencies that make dyslexia a serious problem, but it is also and mainly the adverse reactions and feedback the afflicted children receive from their social surroundings because of their specific learning difficulties.
My reading was very poor and my writing and spelling was even worse. No matter how hard I tried, I could still not spell or read well. At the age of 10, my mum decided to take me to get tested for dyslexia as my reading, writing and spelling for my age was still extremely poor. After the vigorous testing, it was discovered that I suffered from severe dyslexia. I was encouraged to read and write more. However, it didn’t help, my spelling remained poor, as did my reading, writing and grammar. I consider myself extremely competitive which I believe has contributed to my success to date. I always strive to be the best and get extremely disheartened when I am not good at something. I believe this has resulted in such a disliking for reading and writing over the years as I could never do