DYSLEXIA: CELEBRITIES THAT LIVED WITH IT & STILL BECAME SUCCESSFUL!


This ​write-up is inspired by a movie called- Like Stars on Earth and I believe there are lot of people suffering from this same ailment(Dyslexia). 

Some people living with this condition might be  neglected by parents and friends who may not have adequate information about it.
Dyslexia , also known as reading disorder  and is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence.Different people are affected to varying degrees.

Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words , “sounding out” words in the head , pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first noticed at school.

N.B:When someone who previously could read loses their ability, it is known as alexia .

The difficulties are involuntary and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn.The cause of dyslexia is believed to involve both genetic and environmental factors mostly genetic.

Some cases run in families.It often occurs in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is associated with similar difficulties with numbers. It may begin in adulthood as the result of a traumatic brain injury,stroke , or dementia.

The underlying mechanisms of dyslexia are problems within the brain ‘s language processing. Dyslexia is diagnosed through a series of tests of memory, spelling, vision, and reading skills.

You must know Dyslexia is separate from reading difficulties caused by hearing or vision problems or by insufficient teaching.​

CELEBRITIES WHO HAS ONCE BEEN AFFECTED BY DYSLEXIA:

There are some celebrities that had tough time focusing as a kid, but found their way out of the menace. People like  Swimmer Michael Phelps holds the record for winning the most Olympic medals. He has ADHD and was hyperactive as a child. “I was always the kid who was running around,” he said . “I literally couldn’t sit still.” His mother used his love of swimming to regain his focus.

Long ago, before Whoopi Goldberg was diagnosed with dyslexia and before she knew how common this learning issue is, kids in school called her “dumb.” But her mother told her not to listen to them.

 Her mom told her she could be anything she wanted to be. Goldberg believed her and grew up to become a comedian and talk-show host—and one of only about a dozen people to have won a Grammy, an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Tony Award.

If you consider the life’s of the two celebrities above, you will see that their mother has a great significance in their lifes. The parents as a huge role to play in helping their kids over come this.​


CAUSES:

Eventhough researches had not been able establish a certified cause, the following can be considered.

The cerebellar theory of dyslexia proposes that impairment of cerebellum-controlled muscle movement affects the formation of words by the tongue and facial muscles, resulting in the fluency problems that are characteristic of some dyslexics. The cerebellum is also involved in the automatization of some tasks, such as reading.

The fact that some dyslexic children have motor task and balance impairments has been used as evidence for a cerebellar role in their reading difficulties. However, the cerebellar theory is not supported by controlled research studies.


MANAGEMENT:

People with Dyslexia can be helped to regain their wellness through the use of compensation strategies, therapy and educational support, dyslexic individuals can learn to read and write. There are techniques and technical aids which help to manage or conceal symptoms of the disorder.

Removing stress and anxiety alone can sometimes improve written comprehension.For dyslexia intervention with alphabet-writing systems, the fundamental aim is to increase a child’s awareness of correspondences between graphemes (letters) and phonemes (sounds), and to relate these to reading and spelling by teaching how sounds blend into words. It has been found that reinforced coll

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