Persuasive Speech On Dyslexia

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PURPOSE The audience will gain a deeper understanding about the disability and how it affects the people who are afflicted by it. INTRODUCTION Take a few seconds to read the following paragraph. It does not make much sense. The photo illustrates one variation of how people with dyslexia read and in most cases, how they write, too. Despite being the most prevalent learning disability, occurring in 1 out of 5 people, dyslexia occurs on a spectrum. Not everyone is going to experience all the same symptoms. Having dyslexia does not have to prevent you from succeeding in life, be it academically or otherwise. In fact, a lot of prominent figures are reported to have dyslexia. Examples include Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, and Keira Knightley. CENTRAL IDEA We need to understand what constitutes dyslexia in order to effectively manage children or adults with dyslexia. PREVIEW The public should be educated on what dyslexia really is and what it isn’t, recognise the characteristics of this disability and be aware of the management strategies. BODY OUTLINE Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that has specific tell-tale signs and there are effective ways to help people with dyslexia. Dyslexia was traditionally defined as an unexpected difficulty learning to read despite intelligence, motivation and education (Shaywitz, 1996). An article by a group of researchers, published by The American Academy of Pediatrics (2011) describes it as a receptive

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