The way we “think” is different from how our body reads. Learning how to read and write properly may be the only way for dyslexics to overcome their disorder.
For many, Dyslexia may begin at a very early age – children as young as three are known to have some form of dyslexia, although this doesn’t always mean they will continue to suffer from the difficulty as they grow. Some others may start having difficulties around the age of five, while others may struggle through adolescence or adulthood. The majority of dyslexics start experiencing problems before finishing High School, which is why many adults (including employers) often wonder if they should allow a dyslexic to continue studying.
This is not specifically geared toward Dyslexic adults, but it can be used by anyone who has had trouble with reading and writing since childhood. If you struggle with spelling and/or grammar, this may be your saving grace. It is important to understand that Dyslexia may be worsened by trying to read too much, so pick a regular, manageable level. Stick to it, no excuses! Even if Dyslexia is complicated to learn, the more you put into it, the better you will become.
As mentioned in the beginning, one of the biggest issues for a dyslexic is not being able to fully understand what is being read. Most words commonly used are hard to decode for people who are not dyslexic, but this is not always the case. While there may still be many words that a dyslexic can read, for many others, simply trying to comprehend what is being read leaves them frustrated. This frustration can often lead to even more difficulty when attempting to read; hence the importance of constant instruction and reminders.
There are many different reasons why someone would suffer from dyslexia, but it usually has to do with the nerves. The nerves in the brain are constantly sending signals to and from the rest of your body. When you have a problem with sequencing or dealing with words that are difficult to comprehend, it is likely due to nerve damage to these areas of the brain. For example, a person who experiences dyslexia may have hypoglycemia or hypertension. In addition, there are medicines that can affect your nerve impulses and prevent proper neurotransmission; some of these include beta blockers, antidepressants, asthma medications, birth control pills, nicotine and caffeine.
Because of the many physical problems associated with dyslexia, many people believe that it is caused by a poor diet or lack of exercise. While it is true that poor nutrition can make your body weak, it is also true that exercise has a positive effect on your nervous system. Exercise allows for oxygen to reach your cells and blood, which improves overall health. It also allows the muscles in your body to relax, allowing the mind to focus better.
Understanding dyslexia is important because it will allow you and your Dyslexic child to better understand the concept of sequencing and the difficulties that Dyslexics experience when trying to read. Also, knowing the different causes of dyslexia will allow you to educate others about the condition so that they don’t label you as a person with the disability when all you are is just having a hard time comprehending certain things. Educating Dyslexics is a great way to get people to realize that you do have the ability to learn and that there are many different ways to learn.