Dyslexia- Kalia


I choses Dyslexia because have a mild case of dyslexia.  This topic affects me because I have a harder time understanding thing than my peers.  Somethings that I have previously known about Dyslexia is that it is a learning disability that makes you process reading, writing and math.  This connects to me because I have dyslexia also because I have learned about left and right side of the brain.  This is important to me because i’ve had this disability without knowing for almost for all my life and I want to know as much as I can about it.  I think that this is important for everyone to know so that people can understand how dyslexic people learn and feel.  I think that this would affect teenagers with dyslexia because there peers and their expectations will rise.

I learned about the history of Dyslexia.  My opinion about Dyslexia is that there should be more awareness about it because you or some close to you could have it without it.  Something that I found interesting is that there are three types of Dyslexia.  This has changed the way I think because if I met someone dyslexic I could relate to them.  Some misunderstanding that could happen to people with dyslexia is that they can be called “dumb” but it it’s not a lack of knowledge but displaying the knowledge.  The problems with dyslexia is that they learn differently than most of the class or they can be rejected from peers or family members.  There is no getting rid of dyslexia but there are thing that can be done to help the person learn just as quick as his/her peers something that can also help is to be very accepting and understanding.  This influence me in social part of wellness because people need to learn how interact with people that learn, look or think differently without discriminating them.


Kushaal – ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It is a brain disorder that makes you inattentive and keeps you moving or fidgeting most of the time. Because of the lack of focus, most of the time people with the disorder are distracted and unorganized, and they cannot stay at one task for long amounts of time. I chose this issue because even though it doesn’t effect me, I know a few people that have the disorder, and I was interested to find out more about it. I already knew that it makes people unfocused and fidgety, but I didn’t know some of the other things like the reason it happens. This issue is important because it can prevent people from focusing on things that they have to do. For example, if you are a student with ADHD, you would have trouble with learning because you are off task doing something else.

When I was researching about this issue, I learned a lot of things about the disorder. I learned the cause for it, which is brain cells called neurotransmitters being less active in the attentive part of the brain. I also learned the two types of ADHD, which are the hyperactive part and the inattentive part. Also, relating to the two types, I learned that most children with ADHD have both types, but during preschool children with the disorder normally only have the hyperactive part. I think the issue can be a big problem for some people, but it can also be useful at times, like when doing hands on activities or sports. An interesting fact that I learned about the topic is that most people with ADHD work better with music, or something else in the room that doesn’t keep it dead quiet. There is no solution or cure for this, but people with it can utilize it for tasks that could use the disorder.