Dyslexia has been around for centuries, and affects one in five of the population. The average classroom today has between four and five students who struggle to read and write due to dyslexia!
Dyslexia is a condition that is referred to as a specific learning disorder, (SLD), and occurs in students of average and high intelligence. Reading lag has features of its own, but it responds best to the same right-brained approach to learning that dyslexia does. Using the Loftier Learning and Literacy Program for Reading, hundreds of students with moderate and severe dyslexia have been rehabilitated. The main features of the program are: ocular movement (left-to-right sequencing), basic decoding, sound recognition, and upper decoding principles. No program has such a rapid improvement rate according to the existing statistics.
Some Signs of Dyslexia are:
- Dyslexia is genetically passed on – Did someone in your family struggle to read?
- Slow Reading, words omitted from sentences and misread words like bride and bird.
- Unable to comprehend what was read
- Stutter in speech or a loss for words
- One or more grades behind in their reading
- Poor Spelling
Famous People with Dyslexia
- Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Thomas Edison
- Albert Einstein
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Pablo Picasso
- Andy Warhol
- Robin Williams
- Jennifer Aniston
- Jim Carrey
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Kiera Knightley
- Henry Winkler
- Erin Brockovich
- And on and on…. We are in very good company!
A young girl was walking along a beach where thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The little girl seemed surprised and deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. The she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one.”