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Learning With Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a condition that affects around 10% of the UK population. It can often be recognised in a child by an inability to recognise and relate to words and letters so that reading and writing can be problematic.
Medical professionals do not yet, know what causes dyslexia but it is known to be hereditary, although there are cases where brain trauma has resulted in the person developing a form of dyslexia.
Being dyslexic, however should not be a problem and in many ways the condition brings with it many advantages. Dyslexics can be highly curious people and will often be extremely creative and possess superior reasoning, making them invaluable where unusual or more creative thinking is required.
Learning can be difficult for dyslexics and in general it is thought that using mnemonics or word history can help with retaining images. Association of words and pictures is another way of helping retain learned information. Many dyslexics will, over time learn their own way of coping with their condition.
Dyslexia should not be viewed as a problem to be overcome but just as a different way of thinking and seeing the world that can be used as an advantage in certain situations.
Many well-known and highly successful people are dyslexic including Steven Spielberg, Lewis Hamilton and Albert Einstein.
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