Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people, regardless of race, gender, age, or socio-economic status.
Dyslexic students are often at average to above average intelligence. Many times, these same students are gifted in other areas. A few well known dyslexics include: Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and many others who have changed our world. However, their tremendous strengths are offset by noticeable weaknesses.
Some of the signs associated with being dyslexic include:
- Difficulty learning to speak
- Trouble learning letters and their sounds
- Difficulty organizing written and spoken language
- Trouble memorizing number facts
- Difficulty reading quickly enough to comprehend
- Trouble persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments
- Difficulty speaking
- Trouble learning a foreign language
- Difficulty correctly doing math operations
Many times, Dyslexic students are missed and considered lazy or uncaring. In reality, they simply have a learning difference.
With proper instruction and student focused learning using a proven Orten-Gillingham method of instruction, students can reach incredible learning milestones and excel. I welcome you to contact The Learning Center in Madisonville to see how we are helping these special learners by improving their reading and building their confidence.
Not all of us are the same and I encourage you to learn more about Dyslexia and how this is truly an advantage to those who have it and not the disadvantage so many expect. There is only one YOU and I challenge you to be yourself and celebrate the differences that Dyslexia brings. To learn more about The Learning Center of Madisonville, browse our webpage or email me, Savanna Garrity, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (270) 245-2600.
To learn more about Dyslexia, click on this link to the International Dyslexia Association.