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Dyslexia is not lifelong...You can Ditch Dyslexia...

But it's important to understand why it has been difficult...because...

Reading is a complex process

Reading is a complex process

There are different reasons for dyslexia

VAK  needed for reading

There are "associated" causes

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 The parts of the brain for reading need to work together the same time 

Brain Synchronisation

You can have difficulties at any of these places, so different people can show up as having different "symptoms".

So you need different interventions to tackle these "symptoms" ...
but you can deal with them  and Ditch Dyslexia!

What about those successful dyslexics?

Often those successful people say dyslexia was a "gift" that helped them become "stronger" and "more resilient" but 
 most have said they had a terrible time at school...the learning "difference" was a "learning difficulty".
They suffered badly from teasing, poor self-esteem and poor self-confidence
Most adults with Dyslexia say it was and still is a problem for them, but dyslexia is only "lifelong" if the wrong tools are used to deal with it.

Let's face it.  All learning is "brain re-wiring", including programs that rely only on reading practice. However, repeated reading practice does not  take into account all the brain based underlying difficulties.

We can certainly help our students to deal better with school by helping them build these other skills.  But we don't have to ignore reading progress as some suggest, because they are trying to improve it at the same level of the problem.....
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them

10  advantages reported by successful dyslexics

  1. Strong memory for stories: -   actors, writers 

  2. Excellent puzzle solving skills: figure out complex problems                                                                                     simultaneous thinking - entrepreneurs           

  3. Brilliant spatial reasoning:      remembering a virtual environment                                                                      engineering, industrial and graphic                                                                        design, architecture, and construction.

  4. Great conversationalists:       help people solve problems

  5. Tremendous empathizers:     empathic toward others who may struggle

  6. Wonderfully imaginative:       artists, actors, and authors

  7. Abstract thinkers:                     understand abstract ideas, philosophy

  8. Think outside of the box:        excellent, fresh, lucrative, unorthodox ideas

  9. Critical thinkers:                       logical reasoning and critical thinking to                                                              solve  a problem.

  10. Astutely analyze                     stories told or read to them: - rather than                                                             read 

University of Michigan Dyslexia Help
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