“D” Dyslexia ~ The Creative Language ~

March 6, 2012 at 8:05 am 5 comments

Who would say that, really? Let’s take a look at the people who have struggled to master, because you really do not over come,  Dyslexia. Dyslexia stays with you for ever.

Let’s first discover what Dyslexia is and does to a person:

“Dyslexia is the commonest cause of learning difficulties for children and young people in schools and colleges. The word comes from the Greek meaning ‘difficulty with words’.

Dyslexia is often referred to as a ‘specific learning difficulty‘, usually with symptoms such as difficulty with writing and spelling, and often with reading and working with numbers. A dyslexic person may also have problems putting things in order, following instructions, and may confuse left and right.”

Let’s take a look how I mastered these symptoms: Ok,  putting words in order, my freshman year in high school my favorite class, Latin.  No, I am not kidding, Latin provided a positive moment is my studies. First the vocabulary became universal, the sentence structure made sense… the verb is at the end of the sentence and the grammar had to match use of feminine, masculine, and neuter.

Speaking can be a challenge too, the social impact of being dyslexic can be hurtful or humorous, depends on who your friends are. The expression ” No, my right, your left”  and my all time favorite character….Thank you, George Lucas for Yoda, got to love the ‘Yoda moments’ Yoda spoke with his own creative language ~ “The verb is at the end”. 

“As a dyslexic child’s difficulty is not visible – compared, say, to a child in a wheelchair – it often goes unrecognized by teachers. The result can be that the child is labelled as ‘lazy’ or ‘slow’ at school. However, an assessment can make a big difference to the school’s attitude, and frequently results in extra consideration and help for the child. “

I would not consider any one on this list to be lazy nor slow. So Who are those famous people that provided me with the encouragement to keep “I can Do It” attitude~ 

~ Walt Disney~ General George Patton ~ Steve Jobs~ Pablo Picasso~ Leonardo Da Vinci ~ Erin Brockovitch ~         Whoopie Goldberg~

Last words, you are not alone… For More information Please speak with your school counselor and visit: http://www.dyslexia-parent.com

I wish to thank my Parents, Brookwood School’s  teachers and Tutors. High School Latin Teacher. When I attended college special thank you for having a department to assist students will learning challenges, note I did not say with disabilities, and spell check : D

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Coretta  |  March 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I love that you view dyslexia as creative language. So often people accept the negative connotation of a label and let it define them. Good article.

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    • 2. Martha Steward  |  March 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you, please share, in hope to raise awareness : ) Best to you Coretta,

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  • 3. Shae DeHonney  |  March 9, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Martha,

    What a wonderful article! My father is extremely dyslexic and growing up with him and watching him struggle was just heartbreaking. He is about to be 60 so he is from the ‘old school’ and a lot of times his pride gets in the way of asking for help. Sadly when he was in school they just did not understand his situation so he never made it beyond the 7th grade. I just wish there was more awareness about this problem. Thank you for sharing again!

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    • 4. Martha Steward  |  March 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Shae Let’s provide the encouragement for all young and old, they can do it! Best to your Dad!

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  • 5. Karen  |  March 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Great article, Martha! I visited Rawson-Saunders school for dyslexic kids in Austin, Texas and their classrooms are named after famous dyslexics because they are indeed such an inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Karen

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