Reading Programs for Overcoming Dyslexia
This is a comprehensive guide covering the basics of dyslexia to a wide range of diagnostic procedures and tips to help you manage with your symptoms. These tips and tricks have been used on people with dyslexia of every varying degree and with great success. People just like yourself that suffer with adult dyslexia now feel more comfortable and relaxed in social and work situations.
Often people will make a conclusion that is far too general, or definitive for the reasons they are presenting to support it. An example would be Australia has a good education system with strong programs to teach literacy, and thus all Australians know how to read and write.' It is true that Australia has a good education system with such programs but it is not true, consequentially, that all Australians know how to read and write. First, some Australians have learning difficulties or other impairments that prevent them from benefiting from those programs a few Australians usually those from disadvantaged backgrounds face problems in attending school, being able to function effectively there, and so on that again vitiate the impact of those programs. But, logically, the mistake made here is that the scope and certainty of the conclusion is not in step with the scope and certainty of the premise. Therefore when making the link between premises and...
Since training your peripheral vision to consciously apprehend information directly involves the parafovea, your speed reading skills will greatly improve as well. Since dyslexics identify letters in their peripheral vision better than those not suffering from dyslexia, teaching them speed reading methods (above 2,000 wpm) of instruction (right brain approach) would be far more appropriate than the word by word, left brain approach.
Learning certain motor coordinated skills can often assist you in seemingly unrelated areas. In one experiment, when kittens were deprived of the motor movement of walking after birth, they became perceptually blind Apparently, a stimulated motor center is needed to activate a cat's visual brain center. When children are deprived of the motor movement of crawling in infancy and put into walkers, some forms of dyslexia often result. Later if the crawling patterns are eventually practiced, normal reading can often develop.
I am convinced that training my memory over the last five years has helped to develop the left-hand side of my brain, enabling me to become a good 'all-rounder'. My dyslexia has almost completely disappeared. I no longer have a fear of reading, and we years ago I could never have contemplated writing a book like this Similarly, learning foreign languages has become so much easier.
In children, the disorder of the central nervous system called dyslexia often involves a natural inclination to read and write in a reverse order. Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison were both dyslectic. A University of Wisconsin political professor, Andrew Levine is able to TALK backwards as easily as he does forwards. With no advance notice, Levine translates each word within 1 10 of a second and can reverse the sound of words in any language spoken to him and llits niatniam eht redro fo eht ecnetnes.
You read by seeing the words with your eyes first. The visual is then translated into verbal in order to read out loud. Dyslexia is a condition where the person is unable to verbalize what he she sees. This condition is minimized in Light Speed Reading because there is no necessity to translate visual to verbal. The visual input is directed to the cognitive awareness centers instead to create mental images and concepts. These concepts and mental images are intuitive processes we all do every day. It's our natural capacity for understanding our world. It is this sense of understanding that Light Speed Reading taps into.
Because there are so many different types of disabilities and each person's disability affects him or her in potentially different ways, it is impossible to list all of them here. In addition, many people have nonvisible disabilities that can affect their ability to function as others might and create learning challenges for them (e.g., diabetes, dyslexia, alcoholism, and cancer). Such participants may not always be willing to disclose their disability to others and in some cases have learned consciously to mask them from others for personal reasons. Often this is done because of either embarrassment or the fear of discrimination should their disability become known. At any rate, respect rights and desires of all your participants and attempt to provide a learning environment that is accessible to everyone.
In addition to ensuring accuracy in your written messages, remember to format them in a manner that addresses brain-based principles that you read about in earlier chapters. Also, keep in mind that there are likely some people in your audience with vision or learning disabilities, and who may have difficulty reading certain textual messages. Make sure you address their needs, as discussed in Chapter 3.
One researcher found that one inherited type of dyslexia called, scotopic sensitivity syndrome, seems responsive to specific color wavelengths of light. By using different colored overlays or color tinted lenses, reading difficulties for these dyslexics were often alleviated. Even some normal readers could increase their reading speed with colored overlays. The color seems to modify the light that goes to the eye, and therefore reduce the distortions that a reader previously perceived. Not everyone responds to the same colors in the same way out of 150 color tints used, ranging from deep blue to red. For this reason, subjects choose the color tint that makes the printed page more distinct and readable to them. Tinted lenses by themselves are not a cure for a specific reading problem, but instead they enhance the effect of remedial educational practices.
One form of dyslexia is greatly alleviated by simply wearing certain colored eyeglasses or putting colored glassine overlays on top of reading material. Can normal readers increase their speed with colored overlays Place a blue, green and red colored overlay separately on top of the paragraph below & time yourself with each reading then time the reading without an overlay. Which way provides you with a better speed and flow
Mind Maps are particularly useful for helping those with learning disabilities. The Mind Map on page 231 was done by the author in conjunction with a nine-year-old boy we shall call 'Timmy'. Timmy suffered from fairly severe Cerebral Palsy, which meant that his motive functions were significantly impaired. He was considered by many to be ineducable and unintelligent.
My troubles were further compounded by the suspicion that I suffered from dyslexia. The written word was not my natural medium. I could never understand why people got excited about the prospect of lying on a beach with a good book. I equated books with work and effort they represented the classroom. What chance did I have learning a foreign language if I couldn't even read my oAvn
Model (see also Box 5 and reference 18). Thus, while studies in this area are still at a relatively early stage, the intriguing hypothesis is emerging that FMRP plays a key role in local protein synthesis in dendrites, and, by disrupting this process, leads to the learning derangements of fragile X. As the potential role of FMRP in dendritic protein synthesis was discussed in detail in Chapter 7, I won't reiterate the particulars here. Suffice it to say that once again we see an example of how detailed studies of the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity have converged with studies of a human learning disorder.
Brain gym was created by Paul Dennison in the US to help young people with learning difficulties, especially dyslexia. Recently, the concept has been developed into a more generally helpful activity for us all. While, of course, you exercise your brain all the time, the idea of brain gym is that by exercising in a certain way you are consciously creating patterns of activity in your brain that may be beneficial to you.