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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.