Let’s talk about Dyslexia

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Hello guys, dyslexia is a condition that affects many people in this world. Many of them are unaware that they even have this thing. I used to be one of those people myself. I recently found out that I have dyslexia. I used to know that this thing is associated with learning difficulties, but I didn’t know what kind of symptoms it had. According to https://www.mayoclinic.org/ , the typical symptoms of dyslexia are the following:

Before school

Signs that a young child may be at risk of dyslexia include:

  • Late talking
  • Learning new words slowly
  • Problems forming words correctly, such as reversing sounds in words or confusing words that sound alike
  • Problems remembering or naming letters, numbers and colors
  • Difficulty learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games
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School age

Once your child is in school, dyslexia signs and symptoms may become more apparent, including:

  • Reading well below the expected level for age
  • Problems processing and understanding what he or she hears
  • Difficulty finding the right word or forming answers to questions
  • Problems remembering the sequence of things
  • Difficulty seeing (and occasionally hearing) similarities and differences in letters and words
  • Inability to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word
  • Difficulty spelling
  • Spending an unusually long time completing tasks that involve reading or writing
  • Avoiding activities that involve reading
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Teens and adults

Dyslexia signs in teens and adults are similar to those in children. Some common dyslexia signs and symptoms in teens and adults include:

  • Difficulty reading, including reading aloud
  • Slow and labor-intensive reading and writing
  • Problems spelling
  • Avoiding activities that involve reading
  • Mispronouncing names or words, or problems retrieving words
  • Trouble understanding jokes or expressions that have a meaning not easily understood from the specific words (idioms), such as “piece of cake” meaning “easy”
  • Spending an unusually long time completing tasks that involve reading or writing
  • Difficulty summarizing a story
  • Trouble learning a foreign language
  • Difficulty memorizing
  • Difficulty doing math problems [1]

When I read the symptoms of dyslexia, I was kind of shocked, because about 90% of these things were applying to me as well. Recently, I took a dyslexia test at a website and the results were ”You have a serious case of dyslexia” (btw you can take the dyslexia test at this page here:

https://www.shengchifoundation.org/ld/dyslexia-test?gclid=CjwKCAjwgOGCBhAlEiwA7FUXkhq7yv-QXFqhPBNgdbPBOLmJAX8blyQXbjX8SYVv6s3tx0mxAiG5ihoCEu0QAvD_BwE

This had confirmed the suspicions that I had for a long time in my life and I realised that I was handicapped all along. So how can a dyslexic person deal with his condition? Here are my suggestions to this.

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Focus on doing practical things

We dyslexic people are by nature better at things that are practical (arts, mechanic work etc.) Too much reading and writing is exhausting our brains. Which is why we need to focus on practical things and avoid reading and writing whenever this is possible. We can do those things as well in a very decent way, but it can be very exhausting for us.

Rehearse the speeches you are about to give

You can practice the way you talk, by rehearsing the words you have to say to someone. This way you will be able to deliver your messages more effectively to people. Communication is a very important thing in our lives and we need to work on this skill as much as possible.

Visit a speech therapist

You could also visit a speech therapist that can help you improve the way you talk. A professional should be able to help you with this issue (probably I should have done this thing too, but it’s too late for me now)

So that was it guys. Do you see any of those symptoms on you? You might be having dyslexia too you know.

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