What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read and write, interpreting words, letters, and other symbols, but does not affect general intelligence.
It is commonly thought of as:
• reversing letters and/or numbers
• problems with reading, being slow at or not able to read
However, these are only a few of the symptoms of dyslexia. No two dyslexics are the same, and all can experience difficulties one day but not the next. These problems (along with other symptoms) are caused by the dyslexic brain processing information differently.
It is widely accepted that there are different learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic , logical and verbal). Dyslexics think mainly with pictures. The terms 'visual-spatial learner' or 'picture thinker' could also be used to describe this thinking style.
Visual thinking needs pictures to process, comprehend, understand and recall information.
You can read more about VISUAL THINKING HERE.
Latest Brain Scan Research Results
Dyslexia used to be perceived as a disability or a defect in the brain. Current neurological research has proven that the dyslexic brain is not damaged, or defective – dyslexics just have a different way of thinking. People with dyslexia use the right frontal lobe, as opposed to non dyslexic readers who use the left temporal lobe. The right side of the brain is generally associated with pictures and creativity. The left side is generally used for logical processing.