Emily Levins

What is Dyslexia?


"Any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information (Dyslexia.)"

Understanding Dyslexia:


  • Causes difficulties with word recognition, decoding, and spelling.
  • Causes problems with reading and slows down the vocabulary growth.
  • Is a neurological disability and can be genetic.
  • Is a lifelong disorder that you're born with.

How Dyslexia can Effects lives:


Dyslexia is a lifelong disorder that you're born with. In some cases though symptoms of dyslexia do not appear till an older age.

  • Many have a hard to using vocabulary to structure their thoughts and engage in conversation.
  • Others have a hard to understanding people when they speak.
  • These issues ARE NOT due to hearing problems, its from trouble processing verbal information.

Warning Signs of Dyslexia:

  • Young Children having trouble with:

    • recognizing and matching letters to sounds

    • pronouncing words

      • ex. Mown lower other than lawn mower

    • learning letters, numbers, days of the week

  • School aged children having trouble with:

    • remembering facts and numbers

    • learning how to spell

    • learning new skills and not relying on memorization as much

    • reversing letters while reading or writing

  • Teens and Adults having trouble with:

    • reading at their age level

    • reading aloud

    • managing/organizing time

    • memorizing

What part of the brain causes Dyslexia?

A dyslexic brain vs. regular brain

in a normal brain they're three areas of the brain that work together to do the simple task of reading, writing, and understanding vocabulary they are...

  • The Parieto-Temporal lobe

    • word analysis

  • Occipito-temporal lobe

    • word form

  • Broca’s area Inferior Frontal gyrus

    • articulation/ word analysis
In a dyslexic brain the frontal gyrus which is in charge of word analysis is over simulated, while the other areas (parieto-temporal lobe and occipito-temporal lobe) are all under simulated. Which causes these difficulties with people who suffer from dyslexia.

Treatment for Dyslexia:


Dyslexia is not a disorder that will just go away. People who have dyslexia can't get rid of it, all you can do is improve yourself:

  • with help from tutors, teachers, and professionals almost all dyslexic people can become good readers and writers

  • read out loud, writing, and drawing

  • at an early age have them write down letters, numbers, and words

  • have them practice using sight, sound, and touch when learning new things

  • use books on tape

    • as in screen readers, and voice recognition computer software