It is not anything new of a kind anymore — some people tend to be good in certain things and not so good in other. With a lot of pressure put on children, their abilities usually are tested in pre-elementary school. The test range varies from writing and reading skills and goes as far to drawing and communication skills. Based on those testing some schools even decide to divide the children into groups considering their mental abilities. Yet, can one make a precise conclusion of someone’s intelligence based on his or her writing, or let us say reading skills? The answer is a definite “no.”
Take dyslexia as an example. It is a learning disability, often acquired genetically, which affect person’s ability to comprehend whatever is put into writing. It has nothing to do with the way a person is raised, but rather with his or her unique brain functions.
As of today, there is no cure for dyslexia. As long as it is a disability, it is all about learning how to cope and live with it. Regardless of the condition, kids with dyslexia can surely succeed at school, and adults with dyslexia are presented with equal options on the market of employment and can become just as successful as anyone else. The only difference it makes is that a person with dyslexia might need to put more effort and/or time into whatever he or she is doing, as most of the things in our world include words, writings, reading, etc.
It is hard to explain what dyslexia feels like. Scientifically speaking, it is a neurologic condition that messes up one’s ability to recognize words and letters. However, the whole decoding problem differs from person to person, and might or might not include poor spelling skills and even poor communication skills.
There is a lot of dispute at this point. As a medical condition, dyslexia was for the first time mentioned at the end of the 19th century by Dr. Pringle Morgan in a magazine issued in Great Britain. For a long time, some were not recognizing dyslexia as a valid disability. Even today some people still believe that dyslexia lacks meaning and is misinterpreted by the doctors. Nevertheless, the diagnosing still does a great job helping kids with this learning disability — it helps their parents to understand their child and it also helps the teachers to work on a special teaching program that suits kids with dyslexia study in a comfortable and effective way.
It is not anything new of a kind anymore — some people tend to be good in certain things and not so good in other. With a lot of pressure put on children, their abilities usually are tested in pre-elementary school.