Dyslexia? It's only a
word, not a sentence
Dyslexia is an information-processing problem in the brain that makes
it difficult to interpret language and symbols, such as letters. It
runs in families. But it doesn't have to limit a child's future
success and happiness.
Many experts refer to dyslexia as a: "specific learning disability
that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties
with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling
and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a
deficit in the phonological component of language that is often
unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision
of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include
problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that
can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge."
Well, dyslexia is not that at all! It is a learning difference -- not
a learning disability.
Several famous people with dyslexia are: Jay Leno, Cher, John Lennon,
Tom Cruise, Prince Charles, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, John F.
Kennedy, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mozart, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas
Edison and Albert Einstein, are just a few high achievers who have
struggled with dyslexia.
A lot of them had something
They had someone who believed in them.
Chances for Success are
greater if DYSLEXIC Children are treated Early
If the Scottish Rite Learning
Centre can get dyslexic children through their
formative years with their
self esteem still intact, the sky is the limit.
Not long ago, conventional
wisdom was to wait
until age 8 to begin testing a
child for dyslexia.
Things have changed!
Studies show it's possible to identify children as young as
3 who are at risk for dyslexia,
and the chance of a child
succeeding is much greater if they receive early treatment.