Dyslexia – Maria

Today, I’m going to talk about one of the learning disabilities called dyslexia. Dyslexia is when a person is having a difficulty in writing, letters, and reading. But, it does not affect intelligence. From this research I found out that 1 in 5 people has dyslexia and 15% to 20% of people has it in US. I chose this topic because I thought that it was interesting and I wanted other people to know what is a dyslexia and and why it exists in this world. Also, I saw that the characters had problems in dyslexia in the TV drama series and also in a book. Also, I learnt that people think that dyslexia is a disease but, it’s actually one of the learning disabilities in alphabetical letters. I was mostly surprised that people with dyslexia are more creative and they are more intelligent.

Before I didn’t started my research and knowing the real specific facts about dyslexia, I just knew that some people only had it and I just knew the definition on it. Since, I know quite well about dyslexia now, I got to know astonishing facts about this topic. One of the things I never knew was that Albert Einstein had dyslexia too. I couldn’t believe that one of the famous scientists has a dyslexia, and also I learnt from this topic was that we all experienced frustration, stress, and depression too. But, let’s think about it, people with dyslexia has twice times struggling than us. In conclusion, I believe that dyslexia was a good opportunity to understand and know some facts about it. In addition, I learnt that dyslexia seems to be impossible to be fixed to some people but, you could fix it. Anyone, even a person who has a learning disability could be improved and be same as us.

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The Benefits Of Scents- Nicole

 

          I chose the topic of scents and the benefits of them because I have noticed hat some teachers have scented candles or burners in their room, and I also study with a burner that creates scents so I wanted to know why it helps us students. Before this, I knew from personal experience, that scent helped me study somehow. More citrus and light like scents helped me feel more refreshed, and vanilla/ cinnamon like  scents would make me feel more calm.This issue is important because many teenagers find it hard to destress, focus, and feel calm and because this scents are easy to get, most teenagers would benefit from it.

     I learned that every scent has a different effect on your body. Some scents make you feel better than others and some scents don’t have an impact. If you have a memory of a scent like if someone you love was baking cookies, you will automatically remember that thought once a similar scent is smelled. This helped me expand my learning by teaching me not only facts about scents, but also psychological matters as in what happens to your brain when a certain scent is mixed into the air. I think that scents indeed help people work more efficiently  and that different scents all have different impacts. An unexpected fact that i learned about this is that candles can help improve your focus. Because of the warm and soft light produced by the candle, it softens the angles and shadows in the room making it easier to focus. I think that the fact that so many benefits can come from something so small makes me think that this is a scent producers are a major plus. Now I think that instead of burners and candles being there to produce scent and only scent, I think that candles and burners help you not just because of the scent but also the light. In new situations I can think of a memory of me and the scent in the air to keep me calm. Some misunderstandings about this topic is that all of the scents produced would be overwhelming and very fancy/ intricate smells but simple smells like vanilla can have benefits.Some problems of this is that smell doesn’t last forever if your brain gets used to it or the air conditioner blows it away, you’ll have to do something  to get the scent back. Now when I think about this, it relates to wellness in the sense of wellbeing and that even if scents can help our brain, we still have to work hard.

 

In this photo, It shows a lavender candle which is known to help you sleep

In this photo, It shows a lavender scented candle containing lavender buds which is known to help you sleep.


Arthritis – Ves Bryson

Do you ever feel something might be wrong with your fingers? Or feel sore, pain where your joints are? If so, you might be experiencing arthritis.

Arthritis is referred to as ‘joint pain’ or ‘joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that have different symptoms. So why did I choose this issue? The main reason I wanted to focus on this topic was because I am very curious to know what are they exactly and how do they affect us. This also is important to my family because my grandmother and grandfather have it. Also, I wanted to know how to avoid to get it or stop arthritis if I do get it. What did I already know about arthritis? I did not know a lot about arthritis and all I knew is that it is very painful and it can stop you from moving your fingers. Once, I thought I had arthritis because when I cracked my fingers, I had a numb feeling though my fingers for a few seconds and it was very uncomfortable and painful. This topic connects to previous learning about exercise and wellness because when you exercise you can often prevent arthritis and other diseases too. Sometimes, however, arthritis cannot be prevented. This also ties into what we are going to learn about nutrition, because when you eat a lot of fish, you can prevent arthritis too. This issue is very important to me because I do not want arthritis in the future. Arthritis can affect people of all ages, genders and races. Arthritis causes pain and an uncomfortable feeling in your fingers.

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The left hand is a normal hand but the right hand shows that the hand has arthritis.

I have learned lots about arthritis and I am surprised about what I have researched. So far, I have learned that arthritis is not well understood and is very common to get. At its worst, arthritis can cause disabilities, restricting people’s movement.  In the United States, more than 50 million adults and about 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. Arthritis frequently occurs as people get older. Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion of your fingers or any part of your body where a joint is met. This information about arthritis is very interesting and I like learning about this topic. It gives me a better understanding of the topic that I have chosen and my thoughts have change about me getting arthritis.  I might have to accept this in the future, even if I don’t want to. I can try to eat healthy and exercise more but that might not change the fact that I might get arthritis in the future.