7 Dyslexia Questions and Answers
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #1:
IS DYSLEXIA A LEARNING DISABILITY?
Dyslexia is a creative ability, not disability. It is the creative increase and a normal liveliness of the Dyslexic individual. There could be a disability to the Dyslexic if society forces stereotypes on them for being who they are. Many think of Dyslexia as a Disease incorrectly
The reading of the dyslexic can be assisted by the fonts they read the alphabet in as long as the font corrects the dyslexic functions. If the reading literature is in linear font patterns which mirror similar or exact alphabetical letters than that will cause a disability for the Dyslexic to read and comprehend their literature.
Being Dyslexic is not a disease of the mind or an ailment of the Dyslexic person. It is not a disability with the right tools to overcome some of the challenges. The key to being able to comprehend the Dyslexic dilemma is to understand that the actual person is not disabled and the alphabet and font really affects their ability to be able to read.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Dyslexia a learning Disability?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #2:
WHAT ARE “DYSLEXIC FUNCTIONS” IN THE ALPHABET?
Dyslexic Functions are characters in the alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet is a function in the literature we read. We need to be able to have distinct characters or Dyslexic functions in order to be able to read properly.
What a ‘Dyslexic Function’ is, is when the letter turns or twists in whole form if it forms another letter. Unfortunately the design of the alphabet creates identical interface of several letters including d, p, and b. N and U. And others.
This forces non-linear thinkers and readers into the confusion of which letters they are reading on the page and can in combination to other aspects of their non-linear and creative thinking can cause other confusions in literature when they read.
Check the “Dyslexic function” of your font that you are using and take each letter holding it up to light to see the inverted image or turning the letter around to see the different ways in which non-linear/ Dyslexics see. Then see if any of those letters are a close or identical match to any other alphabetical character or number.
Numbers Dyslexia a real thing because in some fonts a 3 can look like a near exact match to an E. Many dyslexics who are brilliant at Math at early on ages can often become mathematically illiterate because when they start algebra they cannot tell the difference between the exact font of the letters and the letters they match in the algebra equations.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is what are Dyslexic functions in the alphabet?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #3:
IS DYSLEXIA HEREDITARY?
Answer: Many people believe that Dyslexia is Hereditary but the reason why it is so hard to know for certain is that so few Dyslexics have come out of the Dyslexic Closets with their perception.
The testing for Dyslexia is not very effective at present and some newer solutions will likely be more helpful in deciphering who is Dyslexic and who is not Dyslexic. Many people, well over 15% of the population has some degree of Dyslexia. Others have Dyslexia and are considered highly functional in their careers or creative endeavors and never get ‘diagnosed’ as creative Dyslexics they are.
Hereditary Dyslexia is so difficult to actually diagnose that few people understand how to even approach trying to figure out the numbers and experiences in research.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Dyslexia Hereditary?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #4:
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR DYSLEXIA TO GET WORSE WITH AGE?
Answer: Many people get discouraged with time when it comes to their struggle with differentiating the alphabet during reading. Linear people who are not Dyslexic don’t comprehend often how difficult it is to have Dyslexia. Non-Linear Dyslexic Creatives are usually struggling to differentiate the letters that are in fact exactly the same as other letters in the same alphabet.
With age, Dyslexia and reading becomes harder to stay motivated while reading. Another factor that may not be spoken of by many is that change in font patterns which have changed to exact same letter formations as other letters in the alphabet which was not exactly like this 30 years ago. Some older people were more used to reading certain fonts do find it harder when they have to change from the font that they were used to struggling through to the newer fonts of the more modern era.
The change of adjusting to a new font with letters that are more stylized for design than function is often a added struggle to older Dyslexia folks.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is it possible for Dyslexia to get worse with Age?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #5:
ARE PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA JUST LAZY?
Answer: Short answer is No. Dyslexics are not ‘Just Lazy’. In fact Dyslexics usually work harder than others to stay at the same level as them. Dyslexics, even English as a Second Language Dyslexics are usually working harder to comprehend what they are reading
The Dyslexics are often very quick witted and often put in extra time. Many times the Dyslexic will comprehend the principles being discussed but not gain all of the details to the writings that they are reading and studying due to their Dyslexia.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Are people with Dyslexia Just Lazy?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #6:
WHAT ARE GOOD WAYS TO OVERCOME DYSLEXIA FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENT?
Answer: Find what works for your english alphabet. Don’t think of the english alphabet as someone else’s, think of it as your own. Make the english alphabet your own alphabet that is able to be read and written by you.
Overcoming Dyslexia English as a Second language also has to take into consideration that languages syntax. When it comes to learning english the syntax is different than your original language. If you are aware that your languages logic is different than english it makes it easier to overcome your Dyslexia.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of What are good ways to overcome Dyslexia for ESL?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #7:
ARE PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA SMARTER?
Answer: There are many more advantages to being Dyslexic than is given public credit. It is an advantage to be creative as well. Many Dyslexics are very creative people and out of the box thinkers. They will create things that no one else thought was possible and discover things that no one else was paying attention to.
Being an english as a second language student allows you to further yourself as a Dyslexic if you discover that you are one and take advantage of a new language after you make your corrections to the english alphabet the way you can read and write it. Utilize the font’s and patterns for Dyslexic Fonts and the resources on ImproveDyslexia.com
This answers the Dyslexia Question of Are people with Dyslexia Smarter?
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