2019: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia was a word that I didn’t understand much as a child. As a second-grade student I went once a day to sound out letters, write letters and to practice reading. I didn’t understand why I was sent to this classroom. All I knew was that I thought the class was boring. Day after day I would go through the flash cards with sounds A Apple, P Preacher. Finally, one day, I asked my mom why I was in the class. She explained to me that I had a condition that effected my learning. The condition was called Dyslexia.

According to the International Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia is a brain disorder that effects two main abilities, and that is to read and spell.

 

 

There are many myths that people generally hear about Dyslexia. I have decided to discuss three of them.

  1. People with Dyslexia can not read. This myth is false. I struggled to read, however with proper support and training I can read very well.
  2. People with Dyslexia see the words backwards. This is false as well. I may get my letters and sometimes numbers backwards, but I don’t see the words backwards.
  3. People with Dyslexia can not be successful. This is completely false. Many famous people have Dyslexia and are successful. I see myself as a successful person. With technology and hard work Dyslexia doesn’t have to control me. I can overcome it.

What are some myths that you have heard about Dyslexia? Let me know down in the comments below.

Published by Amanda Gene

Hi, welcome to my website. My name is Amanda Gene. I am a disability and mental health freelancer. I would love to work with your company and I provide writing on a variety of topics on disability and mental health. Feel free to contact me via email at: Amanda@amandagene.com

11 thoughts on “2019: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

  1. Well put. People with dyslexia can often have their reading improved. A detailed examination of the coordination of the twelve extraocular muscles, and extensive near vision testing can often lead to increased reading speed and comprehension. Another myth I’ve heard is that people with dyslexia cannot learn. On the contrary, they can learn well!

  2. Great post! When my son was originally diagnosed I struggled with it and what the diagnosis meant. I am able to see it now as being different vs being disabled.
    After a few years, therapy, building some strategies and extra effort he is consistently top of his class.

  3. Dyslexia can be helped. My partner has it, although never diagnosed due to school system in the 90’s/ early 2000’s, but it’s very clear he has it. But he has improved over the years.

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