Dyslexia: A condition some people are born with, which is primarily
characterized by difficulty with language.
Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific
language-based disorder of constitutional origin characterized by difficulties in
single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficient phonological processing
abilities. These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in
relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities; they are not the result
of generalized developmental disability or sensory impairment.
Common problems of dyslexia are slowness at acquiring spoken language
and difficulties with speech such as a lisp, or a sound that can't be pronounced.
Dyslexics are often late talkers. Confusion between words of similar meaning is
not uncommon. like, saying desert when meaning beach.
Dyslexics have difficulty processing information. Think of two children off
to play tennis. The first has a bag to carry the balls. The second has too many
balls and nothing to carry them in.
The first child quickly arrives at the courts.
The second child drops some of the balls but gets there in the end. Its like the
same for dyslexics. Pieces of information get lost along the way and it takes time
to get information across. Once this information is received the dyslexic child has
no special difficulties working things out and remembering them. Immediate
memory or working memory is a resource of the brain that saves information and
ideas we are working with. Some people have amazing immediate memory and
can remember not only pages of information but also the layout of the
information. Others can remember everything that was said, who said it and the
context in which it was said. Most people have enough immediate memory to
enable them to hold information they are working with.
The following quote is from T.R. Miles...