Myths About Dyslexia
Do you know dyslexia ? Dyslexia is the name for specific learning disabilities in reading. It is often characterized by difficulties with accurate word recognition, decoding and spelling. Dyslexia is neurological and often cause by genetic.
Some of people have wrongly accused dyslexia person. Some of the reason is myths. This is some of the myths.
Myth: Dyslexia is associated with low intelligence and low cognitive ability.
Truth: There is no correlation between dyslexia, a brain-based heritable learning disorder, and intelligence. In fact, there are many adults who have above average intellectual abilities and talents that enable them to compensate for weak reading skills
Myth: Dyslexia is a visual disorder marked by reversal of letters.
Truth: While some dyslexics transpose letters, dyslexia is a language processing disorder which includes difficulty associating particular sounds or phonemes with particular letters or symbols.
Myth: Dyslexia is a childhood disorder, however most individuals outgrow the symptoms of dyslexia.
Truth: Dyslexia is a life-long disorder marked by difficulties with word decoding and reading speed. Adult symptoms of dyslexia often include slow reading, spelling difficulties, mispronunciations, imprecise language, and challenges in reading comprehension.
Myth: Dyslexia is an untreatable learning disorder.
Truth: There are successful treatments for dyslexia. Recent neuroimaging studies have shown improvement in brain function and reading skills following science-based intervention. Academic and workplace accommodations promote full participation and help for individuals with dyslexia. Strengths emerge as these individuals are provided with reasonable accommodations.