does anyone knows what is dyslexia? Also if someone who has these chacteristics, does that makes her dyslexia?
The chacteristics are:
- appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
- labelled behavior problem
- easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.
- talented in drama
- seems to daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
Vision, reading, and spelling
- confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.
- reading or writing shows repetitions
- extremely keen sighted and observant
hearing and speech
- has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds. - difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking
writing and motor skills
- clumsy, uncoordinated & prone to motion-sickness.
- can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.
Math and time management
- has difficulty telling time, managing time
- computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.
- can do arithmetic, but cannot grasp algebra or higher math.
Memory and cognition
- excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.
- poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.
- thinks primarily with images and feeling.
Behavior, health, development and personality
- too quiet in class sometimes
- unusually high tolerance for pain.
- strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.
- mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.
Yes, some of the symptoms are indicative of dyslexia (go to google.Com & search under symptoms of dyslexia, also treatments for d) but some indicate an extemely bright child - you need to be careful about labels such as dyslexia as they can do alot of harm. This is not an area I know alot about but I do know that some years ago drs here were using glasses (coloured) that countered the problem caused by dysclexia so that the child could read letters etc properly or rather could see them properly so that they could learn to read.
My daughter started university (college) at age 15, despite not being able to tell the time till she was 14 1/2 , even now(16 1/2) her sense of direction is so bad its scary - I mean most people know that if the sun is rising & they're heading toward it they're heading east!!!!
So relax, check treatment especially ones that aren't invasive/embarassing, get treatment & then some tutoring in subjects where it's needed & love your child.
It would almost appear that there may be another learning disability along with dyslexia. They are frequently seen together. Neither of these problems have anything to do with native intelligence. Decoding language, letter recognition and order and other problems are seen in learning disabilities. May be worth getting tested to see if this is the case. Having material presented in a different way can help lots with comprehension. Auditory learning is frequently a huge strength in those that have reading problems and dyslexia.