Approximately 10-15% of the population has some form of dyslexia. That is somewhere between 1 in every 10 people and 1 in every 6.7 people. Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects the way signals from your eyes get interpreted in the brain. Symptoms vary, the exact effects are different for every dyslexic.
But it usually manifests itself in difficulties in reading, transcribing numbers or letters and/or the ability to spell words that you can speak or that you hear spoken. Most elementary schools now routinely screen students for dyslexia, but this is a recent advance, common only in the last 10 – 15 years.
The screening is a fairly simple series of tests designed to identify possible dyslexics. Once possible problems are detected, full dyslexia testing is done to find out if the student is or is not dyslexic. Detailed tests will show which forms of dyslexia, if any, are present, what exact problems does the student have.
Once identified, these problems can be dealt with and overcome. Special training and exercises enable the dyslexic student to by-pass the difficulties and learn in his or her own way. With a little help, students are able to overcome dyslexia’s difficulties and move on to its advantages (Yes, there ARE advantages!)
Many famous people are dyslexic but they overcame the problems and went on to make great contributions to society and the world. The list of famous dyslexics is very long. It includes such people as Albert Einstein, physicist, Sir. Richard Branson, entrepreneur, Tom Cruise, actor, and Cher, singer and actress.
Those of us who graduated from elementary school more than 15 years ago did not have the benefits of what science has now taught educators about dyslexia and how to overcome it. There was no dyslexia testing. We had to deal with it on our own, which is difficult. Because we learned differently we were often treated badly.
The Japanese have a saying, “The tallest nail gets hammered”. Dyslexic students were criticized, branded as “slow learners”, “doesn’t apply him/herself” or worse: “dull”, “slow” or “stupid”. This unfair treatment gave most of them feelings of inadequacy and shame. They hid their differences, had problems with self esteem.
95% of adult dyslexics are not aware that the problems they live with stem from dyslexia. They hide their problems and inabilities, suffer in silence. They do this not knowing that they can do almost anything that anyone else can so long as they go through dyslexia testing. And get the simple training that dyslexics need.
Do you or anyone you know have problems reading, spelling, transcribing words and letters accurately? These problems may come from dyslexia. You won’t know until you or they get tested to find out for sure. This is fast, costs less than dinner for two in a mid-priced restaurant and can be done online from anywhere you have Internet access.
A dyslexia testing session lasts about half an hour, can be taken from the privacy of your home and can be the gateway to a whole new life! Once diagnosed, all the previous problems can be overcome and you can begin to achieve your full potential…
Think about it. Perform a life-changing act! Get tested!
For more information about dyslexia testing and adult dyslexia tests, follow the links below…
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