Is Dyslexia a Vision Problem?

Dyslexia is defined as an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. Dyslexia takes away an individual’s ability to read quickly and automatically, And to retrieve spoken words easily, but it does not dampen their creativity and ingenuity.

Reading is complex. It requires our brains to connect let her stew sounds, then put the sounds in the right order and pull the words together into sentences and paragraphs.

People with dyslexia have trouble matching letters to sounds. When people have trouble with the first steps all the other steps are harder, but these difficulties have no connection to Overall intelligence. While dyslexic people are often fast and creative thinkers was strong reasoning abilities. Scientific research shows differences in brain connectivity for people with dyslexia versus typical reading individuals.

What does a dyslexic person to see when they read?

A dyslexic person may have no single pattern of difficulty that affects all dyslexic people.

A person with dyslexia might have any of the following problems:

  • They may see some letters as backwards or upside down.
  • Text appearing to jump around the page.
  • Might not be able to tell the difference between letters that look similar shape but different orientation such as b and p and d and q.
  • Letters may look jumbled up in out of order.
  • Letters and words might look all bunched together.
  • Letters of someone might appear completely backwards such as bird might look like drib.
  • The letters and words might look OK but the dyslexic person might get a severe headache or feel sick to their stomach every time they try to read.
  • They might see the letters OK but not able to sound out words – that is not be able to connect the letters to the sounds they make and understand them.
  • They may be able to connect the letters and sound out words, but not recognize words they have not seen before, no matter how many times they have seen them – each time starting over again.
  • The dyslexic reader might be able to read the words OK but not be able to make sense of all remember what they have read, so that they find themselves coming back to read something over and over again.

It is important to understand that when a dyslexic person “sees” Letters or words reversed or mixed up there is usually nothing wrong with their eyes. The problem is in the way the mind interprets what the eye sees – like an optical illusion, except this mismatch between what illusion and reality happens with ordinary print on a page.

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There are many dyslexics who have become successful and famous in their field they include:

  • Whoopi Goldberg-actress, comedian, author, and television personality
  • Keira Knightley- actress
  • Richard Branson- business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist.
  • Henry Winkler- American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author.
  • Tom Cruise- American actor and producer.
  • Leonardo da Vinci- Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
  • Walt Disney- American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer.
  • Jim Carrey- American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer, artist, painter and cartoonist.
  • Albert Einstein- was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
  • Steven Spielberg- an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
  • Thomas Edison- an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He is credited with developing many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.
  • Andy Warhol- an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.
  • Scott Fitzgerald- American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age.

Sources:
www.coolnonsense.com
www.dyslexia.com
www.dyslexia.yale.edu

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