What is dyslexia is a question that haunts parents teachers, friends and students. The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek word, dys (meaning poor or inadequate) and the word lexis (meaning words or language).
"...Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to learn to read write and spell in your own language despite being smart enough to learn, wanting to learn and being exposed to teaching methods that worked for most everybody else.
Children with dyslexia puzzle their teachers, parents and friends because they are obviously smart enough to learn to read and write yet they don’t seem to be able to do it at the level of everybody else.
This initiates a wave of negative assumptions towards the child. People conclude that the child is lazy or just unmotivated they might encourage the child to try harder. This leads to trying to encourage the child to try harder, bribing the child or shaming the child. But that wont help because dyslexia is not due to laziness or lack of motivation or lack of intelligence. It is an inherited condition that gives someone a brain that functions differently.
The answer is as intricate as our understanding of the brain itself. We have madeincredible advances in understanding how the brain functions. The technology available today has allowed scientists to determine what specific sections of the brain are responsible for areas of speech, creativity,emotions and many other things. It is possible to map out these functions as they take place within the brain.
I do not intend this post to be highly technical and full of jargon however to do justice to the question of what is dyslexia we need to know that it is a processing issue within the brain itself.Brain research to explain how a dyslexic’s brain works..."