What is dyslexia?
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is an acquired hurrying disorder that is given to children before the 4th grade. Dyslexia is reading, writing, spelling or saying letters or words in reverse. While all types of dyslexia are caused by forced speed at some point or time, dyslexia in spelling and reversing letters is caused by forced speed-reading before learning to spell words. Dyslexia in spelling is an advanced stage of poor spelling.
There are two major characteristics shared by dyslexic persons, which are focusing only on one thing at a time and having to have logical spelling rules before they can memorize the spelling of words. For details about such shared characteristics, see Test for Dyslexia Online
Several Types of Dyslexia
There is dyslexia in spelling letters in reverse, as in spelling shipmetn instead of shipment. There is dyslexia in writing words in reverse, as in writing tree birds on three. There is dyslexia in reading words in reverse, as in reading my nice is niece. There is dyslexia in speech, as in saying aks for ask. When people are intimidated, pressured or forced to hurry, they may do anything in reverse. Interestingly, each thing people can do in reverse has a name nowadays; writing numbers in reverse is now called dyscalculia. Do you wonder why feeling forced to hurry has become the norm in our current lifestyle?
What causes dyslexia in spelling?
Spelling letters in reverse is caused by forced speed-reading before learning to spell words. Before the 3rd grade, pupils who are logical learners become poor spellers because the spelling of English words to them is illogical. Having spelling difficulties causes them to fall behind in class. By the 4th grade, they feel forced to speed-read to finish their homework. Forced speed-reading leaves them no time to see the details inside the words they are reading. Their vision travels too fast in both directions. In their haste, they see letters in reverse and then they write letters in reverse, in the same manner that they saw them and read them. They are forced to run before they can crawl or walk.
How do we get dyslexia?
Dyslexia in spelling letters in reverse is acquired, but only by logical learners who have spelling difficulties. Dyslexic persons are logical learners who must have logic before they can memorize the spelling of English words. They cannot memorize the spelling of English words, unless they are presented to them with logical explanations as to know when to spell a sound one-way and not the other. Dyslexia in spelling English words is actually an advanced stage of poor spelling; poor spellers misspell words but dyslexic persons misspell words plus write letters in reverse. In fact, when dyslexic persons learn to spell a word and then slow down to write that word, they do not reverse the letters in that word. See How do you get dyslexia?
Dyslexia Can be Reversed or Ended
Dyslexia in spelling and in writing letters in reverse ends, after learning to spell and after slowing down to write words slowly. For most people, the biggest barrier to ending dyslexia is not being able to understand what it means. Once they understand how dyslexia is given to them, they can easily reverse it. Understanding dyslexia on this site is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply see How do you get dyslexia?
While slowing down is necessary to reverse all types of dyslexia, my major focus here is to help with dyslexia in spelling English words, and consequently dyslexia in reading words. Most poor spellers are not fluent when reading aloud. Learning to spell will help them achieve fluency and confidence in reading aloud.
I offer free articles to help you understand dyslexia and new ways to help you or your children learn logically the spelling of hundreds of words at a time. Please see my extremely rare articles about dyslexia under the link dyslexia.
Our focus is on dyslexia in spelling. However and if you have other types of dyslexia, please contact us to tell me how you were forced to hurry at some point in your life and I can help.
Dyslexic persons can learn and their learning style is a logical learning style. Dyslexic persons do NOT have learning disabilities; perhaps those who don’t understand them do.
Being a logical learner is hereditary, not being dyslexic!
Being a logical learner is hereditary but not being dyslexic. One cannot deny the scientific fact that the wiring in the brain of a dyslexic person differs from the one who is not dyslexic, but the reasons for having different wiring can be interpreted in a number of ways. One can claim the reason might be that dyslexic persons are much more creative and too intelligent to memorize anything without questioning the logic behind it.
In fact, speakers of consistent languages that have only one letter to spell a sound every time that sound is written, do not have dyslexia and have no need for remedial reading courses. Personally, English is my third language and I acquired dyslexia only in English, but not in my other two first languages that have letters like the “f” with no phonics like the “ph.” I have gone to Italy in search of dyslexia in spelling and tried to see if they had remedial reading courses, and could not find any. If dyslexia in reading and / or spelling exists in Italian, then where is it?
This site has free articles under dyslexia that provide concrete and sound evidence to support the claim that dyslexia is acquired and not hereditary. Read to see for yourself, and I guarantee you will be convinced that dyslexia is acquired and not hereditary.