The Benefits Of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. In itself, dyslexia is a cluster of symptoms, either basic or severe. People think dyslexia is all about reading, while in fact, it is reading, writing and pronunciation. According to the International Dyslexia Association (2018), “Students with dyslexia often experience difficulties with both oral and written language skills, such as writing, and pronouncing words” (para. 1). It isn’t always easy for someone to sit down and learn on their own when they have trouble making sense of words when the letters can jump off the page or flip around. These letters that are similar to the other letters in the alphabet make it difficult for someone to make sense of what they’re reading.
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2). Firstly, for materials, an instructor can use a tape recorder. Since many of the problems with materials and dyslexia are associated with reading, there is the ability to record lessons, stories, and directions. The student can replay the tape as much as they want to clarify understanding. The learner can improve reading skills by silently reading to him or herself as he/she is being read to. Another way to help with materials is the teacher can “chunk” assignments for the student. This avoids the feelings of stress when the student is handed one assignment at a time. For example, an English teacher could have the student complete “chunks” of an essay instead of handing the whole assignment to him/her. In addition to “chunking” assignments, the teacher can also block out extraneous stimuli. For example, if the student is distracted easily by the other words and colors on the page. To aid the student, the teacher can take two blank sheets of paper and “block out” the other excerpts on the page while the child focuses on one section. The teacher can also highlight parts of the directions that are important to help the child along with the worksheet. Finally for the materials there is the ability to provide a glossary in the…show more content…
It's easy for her to confuse her left from her right, when she knows which is which. Another thing that Ashley mentions is, “I have reading glasses. My doctor says my vision fluctuates, because I can see fairly well. While in some cases, it is very hard for me to see what I'm reading or how far away something might be. This is partially from my dyslexia. I spell inconsistently. When I was much younger, I had to have reading intervention for most of my 2nd grade. This helped, not only with my reading, but also my spelling. I have done a lot of essays and reports and most of them I do pretty great on, but I still have punctuation, spelling, and grammatical errors. I had very few speech issues as a younger child. I’m terrible about getting my assignments turned in on the right time because I don't remember the deadlines, even with writing them in a planner. My long-term memory is excellent, but my short-term memory is not by any means close, hence the reason why I don't remember homework assignments. I still struggle everyday trying to be able to do my math homework and English homework together, but I'm not able to without becoming confused by the assignments directions. It is a hard way to live especially with no help, and to be called lazy or told I’m not trying hard enough, really lowers self-esteem. I've learned a lot about dyslexia that I didn't know when I first learned I

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