8 Dyslexia Questions and Answers
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #14:
DO TYPEFACES DESIGNED FOR DYSLEXIA WORK?
Answer: Typefaces for Dyslexics work for many Dyslexics but may work differently for different types of Dyslexics. Each Dyslexic has different tendencies. Some Dyslexics have tendencies to rotate the letter from left to right or right to left. Some Dyslexics have tendencies to rotate vertically from top to bottom or bottom to top. Some Dyslexics do both to all letters they read. Others only are affected by particular letters.
The answer of Typeface lies in the reality of how well the different and unique letters are formed and allowed to be read and written by the Dyslexic. If each alphabetical letter in the typeface is unique from another when each letter is turned or vertically rotated from top to bottom than you likely have a typeface that could work for all types and the majority of Dyslexics.
Each Typeface takes time to get used to by the Dyslexic and it will take some time to realize the affects of the typeface with reading time. Some adult Dyslexics know how to read but read slowly than non-Dyslexics. They could find that their reading speeds increase with a Dyslexic Font or Dyslexic Typeface.
When dealing with typeface it is important to pick the typeface and try out several types because the Dyslexic may need to discover which typeface can be more effective with them and which is less affective. A dyslexic that sees things more horizontally flipped then vertically flipped will be better with typefaces that are more designed for horizontal Dyslexia than vertical Dyslexia.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Do Typefaces designed for Dyslexia Work?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #15:
WHY DO SO MANY ‘SMART PEOPLE’ HAVE DYSLEXIA?
Dyslexia is a functioning of decoding the similar lettered alphabetical letters and gaining the message from the ill english alphabet. It could only take a smart person to overcome the decoding of letter combinations that literally repeat each other sometimes every few letters or sometimes every 20 letters while reading.
The way that the Dyslexic sees is the key to why they have so many ingenious ideas and concepts. They see the world in reverse, altered or inverted ways and angles that are considerations that are non-linear in function.
Non-linear Dyalexics are functioning at a very high level of intelligence. Creative people who consider the world upside down and rightside up often are the ones that invent or create things that others have not thought of or have never considered the function of. Dyslexia people have the ability to see the world right side up and upside down as a common everyday thing in their own lives. Some are only a percentage of Dyslexia and others are full 100% Dyslexia people.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Why do so many ‘smart people’ have Dyslexia?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #16:
DID NIKOLA TESLA HAVE DYSLEXIA?
Answer: Yes, it has been said that Nikola Tesla had Dyslexia. Dyslexia is usually the permanent condition of rotating and reversing, mirroring and flipping letters in the alphabet and also concepts and perceptions. It is incredible the perspective that a person can obtain when they are Dyslexic.
Nikola Tesla had inverted concepts and was an out of the box thinker who was able to create and process ideas in unique ways. It is very interesting that he was capable of achieving so much that we do know and much more than we do not know inventions, concepts and practical thinking.
If you look at people who are dyslexic. You will discover thinkers who are capable of reversing concepts in non-linear ways. In many ways it is advantageous to be a non-linear thinker. Some Dyslexics, like Nikola Tesla can create things by inverting more regular concepts to create new things. For instance, grounding the electricity a certain way allowed Tesla to play with and create energy field that could send electricity through the air. This is a non-linear thinking method of processing.
Nikola Tesla was able to reverse number patterns in mathematical equations and invert english logic patterns in science. Some say that his reverse number patterns were energy producing mathematics which not only could contain energy like batteries but also gain energy field strengths. This is not normally done by someone who is a non-dyslexic.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of Did Nikola Tesla have Dyslexia?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #17:
IS DYSLEXIA HOMOGENOUS OR SHOULD IT BE SPLIT INTO SEVERAL DYSLEXIC TYPES?
Answer: At the minimum there is horizontal Dyslexia and vertical Dyslexia. Many people believe that there could be more than two types of Dyslexia and that it is not homogenous.
Full Dyslexia would be considered to be fully horizontal and fully vertical in nature and the Dyslexic would be affected Dyslexically in both horizontal and vertical ways. Each letter could have a flip inverting or exverting on the horizontal basis. Each letter vertically could mirror image rotating vertically or flipping vertically to create the dys, Dyslexia condition in a vertical angle.
Many people have Dyslexia in partial ways and with partial mindset to the perspective in Dyslexia. Some only have symptoms of Dyslexia with certain letters, yet not with other letters. Some only have symptoms of Dyslexia with certain numbers looking like certain letters reversed imaged. 3 and E are reverse letter combinations that Number Dyslexics often work with when they are Dyslexic.
It is important that numbers and letters are uniquely formed characters so that the Capital E does not look in font type to the 3 and visa versa.
Question: Why can Dyslexics read and write blogs?
Dyslexics can read most often when they can decipher the text into comprehension, then memorize the comprehensions meaning. Dyslexics can be proficient readers and writers in many cases, just like Foreign english as a second language students can be proficient even though their first language was not english.
It is easier for both the foreign language student or english as a second language student to learn english if the english alphabet has actually distinct alphabetical letters. Additionally, it is easier for a Dyslexic reader and writer to write and read blogs when the alphabet is distinct and the alphabetical letters are distinct from one another.
If the typeface of the Dyslexic reader is actually a Dyslexic proof font they will be able to have an easier time working with the english alphabet because the english alphabet will be easier. The easier and more distinct the letters are the easier the foreigner will also be able to read the english.
There is a great reason why many Dyslexics are only found to be Dyslexic when using the english alphabet but when using other foreign languages their Dyslexia is not an issue or even a topic of discovery.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Dyslexia Homogenous?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #18:
DO PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA STRUGGLE WITH SIGN LANGUAGE?
Answer: Learning sign language is a different even to a Dyslexic than learning how to sign in sign language. Dyslexia is a reading literacy issue yet the question of if a Dyslexia person struggles with sign language is a great question.
It is often that a Dyslexic person will see the world in many different ways when they are Dyslexic. Often times there is reverse imaging that can occur to the Dyslexic when they are visual. Yet the Kinetic componant of learning usually helps the Dyslexic to overcome any difference between themselves and a non-Dyslexic.
Let’s look at sign language and understand that the sign language alphabet has few faults of similar alphabetical letters. The english alphabet is full of repeating letters that when turned look identical to each other yet the sign language alphabet is unique in each letter or at least as a motion of difference to each of the different letters.
Having distinction within the alphabet makes the sign language alphabet clearer in understanding than the english alphabet on a page. It is important to understand that although a Dyslexic may see things in reverse on a page that does not mean that they see things in reverse in life without knowing the difference of direction that things are going in.
In life things are full of movement and the movement for a Dyslexic is a key to not misunderstanding what is completely still on a page. The stillness of the page is what creates the confusion that life is not bringing to the Dyslexic.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is Do people with Dyslexia Struggle with Sign Language?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #19:
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MILD AND SEVERE DYSLEXIA?
Let us all understand that 10 – 15% of the world has Dyslexia. Many Mild Dyslexia readers invert letters rotating them from b to d. Severe Dyslexia will switch letters reading switching places.
There are several varying degrees of Dyslexia. The english language because of the way that the alphabet is constructed repeats letters to those who are creative enough to read the letters in reverse or mirrored form.
The Difference between a mild Dyslexic and a severe Dyslexic is how often during their reading process letters reverse or flip as they are reading. Many people who are Dyslexic with the alphabet are not dsylexic for with numbers and many people who are Dyslexic with numbers are not Dyslexic with the alphabet.
For instance, some Dyslexics only have significant Dyslexia on the letters d, p and b lower case. They may also have Dyslexia on u and n, lower case.
Other Dyslexics will revert and invert all the letters of the alphabet and are severely Dyslexic. They will see a backwards lower case e and a lower case k backwards, which they will have no problem reading because those two characters are unique alphabetical letters to the english alphabet.
The severity of the Dyslexia is always pending upon the functionality that the Dyslexic is capable of. It is not enough to know that a person while reading has letters invert or flip to consider them severely Dyslexic, it is a matter of how they are capable or not of functioning.
Often times Dyslexics are slow to learn writing and reading yet are capable readers and writers.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of is What is the difference between Mild and Severe Dyslexia?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #20:
IS THERE SUCH THING AS MATH DYSLEXIA?
Yes, there is such thing as Math Dyslexia. Math Dyslexia is also called Numbers Dyslexia. A 3 and a capital E are both similar pending upon the font they are presented in. If you reverse the 3 invertedly you will get the basic or exact shape of the E.
If you take the number 6 and upside down it, you will get a 9. This is a numbers or Math Dyslexia issue where the number flips vertically changing the mathetical equation in the process.
Many Dyslexics while they are still learning to read with Dyslexia will at a stage flip numbers around completely with each other as the long stems of some numbers will look like starts to other numbers or other variations of.
The number 5 and the number 2 are complete inverts if the Digital font number scale is used like a Digital alarm clock. Other Dyslexics may be alphabetically Dyslexic but the numbers are very smooth for them to use without any issues.
The name for Numbers Dyslexia is Dyscalculia. This answers the Dyslexia Question of is there such thing as Math Dyslexia?
DYSLEXIA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS #21:
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR DYSLEXIA?
Answer: There are unfortunately treatments for Dyslexia that are Pharmaceutical and very experimental. It is an unfortunate thing that Dyslexia is thought of by society as a dis-easement that needs medication in order to control.
It is highly recommended not to take drugs when you are dyslexic as in most cases as they can cause more difficulty in consentration than the Dyslexic has before taking them. There is no medical advice offered in this answer but the reality is that having Dyslexia is a skillset that many do not have and taking drugs to destroy who you are and the gifts that you were born with is a frightful proposition.
Dyslexia’s perception with society is really interesting because society wants the inventions that Dyslexics offer to it yet there is a threat to Dyslexics to state exactly what they see and experience when being themselves while reading. There are all kinds of Linear doctors who want to prescribe solutions and try out experimentational medications to control the dyslexic mind yet there is a lot more danger than is being disclosed when testing with treatments are being considered.
Dyslexics function best when their perceptions are received by society in a way that can be contributions. It is very sad when threatening treatments are given to Dyslexic children who are being honest about what they see yet are not given a choice to explore what they see and how they are different and unique from others.
This answers the Dyslexia Question of What are the treatments for Dyslexia?
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