Dyslexia by: Mariana

I picked the issue of dyslexia because I have heard about this. Which would lead me to want to know more about this and the other reason is that I wanted to know myself better. How this affects me is that is that since I can relate to this, I feel sometimes that I will make a mistake: people will laugh/make fun of me or that when I get a bad grade I blamed it to dyslexia. That’s the reason that I don’t like participating in class, which can affect an area of my grade. What I knew about this topic was that dyslexia a is a disability, also that many famous people have dyslexia like; Albert Einstein and was successful in life. Also, those people that have dyslexia are more creative and enjoy doing puzzles. Some connections I made was that first I have dyslexia. Second is that I struggle with reading and most of the times in writing and following long instructions. The third is that I enjoy doing puzzles and I am creative. How this connects to previous learning is that we should respect people even though they are different, also that we should make people feel better instead of bullying( making them feel bad which can lead to bad consequences). This issue is important because Dyslexia is a disorder that makes the learning or reading really difficult for the person who has it. They find word recognition, decoding and spelling hard for them. Dyslexia can cause problems with reading comprehension and slow down their vocabulary growth. Dyslexia may result in poor reading fluency and read out loud. And the image that you are struggling, being under stress & in frustration for homework, project, test. Dyslexics will have twice the struggling you are having.This issue affects teenagers because Dyslexia can affect teenagers differently. Dyslexia can make difficult for a teenager to express themselves clearly. Some teenagers with dyslexia can have trouble with reading and spelling, while others struggle to write or to tell which is left and right. It can be hard for them to use vocabulary and to express their thoughts during conversations. Other teenagers try to understand when someone is speaking to them. This is not like a hearing problem. Others get frustrated with the learning. The stress of dealing with homework often makes them lose the motivation to continue.

I learned that dyslexia can affect depending on the person differently, the different ways people have dyslexia, and how it affects them in their daily lives (homework, conversations,..) I also learned that Dyslexic are often thought to read backward cause of the Recency Effect, Dyslexia comes from a Greek word:
Dys: poor or inadequate & Lexis: word or language, and much more. How it expanded my learning is that I got to learn about dyslexia more than I knew before like; its meaning, effects on teenagers, interesting things, and more. My opinion about this issue is that it makes dyslexics and me stressed and annoyed. But this issue is also interesting to me because dyslexics have shown they can see three dimensionally which can affect the way they see letters. My mind has changed, that in the beginning I thought it was a disadvantage to me to have dyslexia. But know  I think that it brings positives: like we are creative, we are good in puzzles. And as it turns out  I am not the only person that struggles a feels this way, cause of dyslexia. Some misunderstandings about this issue is that people say that we read backwards, but it’s not true. What happens that makes people believe this is because something called the Recency Effect. What this does is that people that have dyslexia might have the Recency Effect, which causes the people to say a word that has the most recent sound first, an example is “tap” for “pat”. How this influences my thinking about wellness is everything we learned about respect. And my new learning about dyslexia.

This image relates to my issue because it shows you the difference between a dyslexic brain and a brain that’s normal. The brain that doesn’t have dyslexia shows three areas that it has. This brain has word analysis, word form, and articulation/word analysis. While the brain with dyslexia only has 1 area which is the articulation/word analysis.

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