A couple months ago, I was helping my 7 year old brother with his homework and I realized that he was writing some letter and numbers backwards. For example the number 3 and number 2. I started getting mad at him and said Dont you know your numbers? The three is backwards!. He fixed it but a couple days later I was checking his homework and I noticed that he kept writing the 3 and 2 backwards. It wasnt only that, but he wasnt able to read at his grade label. He struggled a lot with sounding out his words. When he would read he would confuse the p with q or had trouble remembering the word THE. At first I thought he was just been lazy or he was totally stupid until I saw a commercial on T.V. in which this girl said that when she was young she had trouble reading and writing. This was due to an illness call Dyslexia. My brother has Dyslexia and now that I know this I can understand him better and help him. With this experience I have learned about dyslexia is and how to help someone that suffers from dyslexia and today I want to share this information with all of you.
II.What is Dyslexia?
a.The most common learning disability in which a person may have difficulty reading, spelling and maybe even speaking. According to the National Institute of child and human development, about 15% of Americans suffer from Dyslexia. b.Someone that suffers from dyslexia might have trouble reading from left to right, or comprehending a story. c.They might find it difficult to express themselves clearly. d.It affects their self-image. They feel dumb because they arent able to read, write or understand like the rest of the kids in their class.
¢Not been able to recognize the letters
¢Having a hard time matching letters to sound
¢Pronouncing words incorrectly. For example : Mawn Lower instead of Lawn mower
¢Having difficulties learning their alphabet , numbers, and the days of the week