• Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

The unknown dyslexia that is plaguing tens of millions of children

If you find that your child is very smart, but is not good at learning, reading very slowly and struggling, always stuttering, and even the phenomenon of missing words, wrong words and wrong lines, always do not understand the contents of the text after reading, reading comprehension scores are very poor, do not rush to label your child “lazy, can not sit, do not like to learn”. Don’t label your child as “lazy, unable to sit still, or not a learner. Because many children’s learning problems are caused by reading problems, it is possible that the child has dyslexia.

  What is dyslexia and what does it have to do with learning disabilities?

  Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability, and according to statistics, 80% of people with learning disabilities have dyslexia.

  Dyslexia, also known as “dyslexia,” is a neurocognitive disorder characterized by reading difficulties that affects a person’s ability to read, write, spell, understand reading content and the nuances of spoken language. It is largely genetic.

  According to Wikipedia, dyslexia affects 3-7% of the world’s population and up to 20% of the general population has some degree of symptoms.

  What are the common signs and symptoms of dyslexia?

  1. Reading is slow and strenuous, and you do not understand the content after reading;

  2.When reading or writing, it is easy to miss words, add words, skip words, skip lines;

  3.When reading, you need to read word by word or read with your fingers;

  4.Frequently confuse words with similar shapes, for example, confusing “see” with “wish”;

  5.Frequently mix up words that are close to each other;

  6.Inability to organize complete sentences;

  7.Writing speed is slower than children of the same age, and there are a lot of mistakes, often with one more or less stroke;

  8.Have difficulty reading different styles of fonts;

  9.Difficulty in understanding concepts such as time, distance, and direction;

  10. Poor balance, unstable walking, frequent falls, difficulty tying shoelaces, catching balls or jumping rope;

  If 6 of the above 10 items are met and persist for more than a year, there is a possibility of dyslexia.

  What are the effects of dyslexia?

  Reading and writing are important ways for humans to communicate information and gain knowledge. For many children, going to school is a great joy, but for dyslexics, it becomes extremely painful, especially when academic performance declines and others are unable to understand, which can easily lead to psychological stress and a series of problems such as lack of confidence and aversion to learning… …

  According to media reports, because public schools across the country have long refused to identify dyslexic groups, students with dyslexia cannot receive appropriate attention and guidance, while people with dyslexia have lower self-esteem and are easily excluded from society.

  According to research data, over 30% of high school dropouts, 50% of youth involved in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and 48% of the prison population have dyslexia.

  At the same time, people with dyslexia are often creative thinkers and tend to see the world differently, so they often perform more miracles. Many famous and successful people in the world are dyslexic, for example: Albert Einstein, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Gates, Churchill and so on.

  In the U.S., data from surveys estimate that dyslexics make up 10% to 20% of the population, about 35% of entrepreneurs, 40% of white-knuckle millionaires, and 50% of NASA rocket scientists.

  Dyslexia is so prevalent at MIT that it has been dubbed “MIT Disease”. Interestingly, a few years ago, the American Astronomical Society noted that dyslexic astrophysicists outperformed their non-dyslexic colleagues in identifying the unique characteristics of black holes.

  How can dyslexia be treated and improved?

  There is no “cure” for dyslexia, it is lifelong. However, it can be improved through specialized training and the use of assistive tools to enhance concentration and improve dyslexia.

  Specialized training

  A common and effective method worldwide is to strengthen the dyslexic’s mastery of words through specially designed training methods, such as the “multi-sensory training method”, “word cutting method”, “Chinese character disassembly method”, “association method” and so on.

  It can also be supplemented with other ways to train.

  1. Reduce outside distractions and read in a quiet place.

  2.Break down the reading or task into smaller parts.

  3.Listen to books on electronic devices and read along with the recordings.

  4.Read as much as you see – from street signs to food labels, from restaurants to cafes – and let yourself read more.

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