How Reading is Difficult For Dyslexics
By John Payne, KiSang
Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects nearly 5.7 million people in the United States alone. These individuals often struggle to read and can even end up struggling at school. However, you might not know that much about the kind of reading techniques that some dyslexics are used to in school. These techniques have been reported to help kids with dyslexia read faster and more effectively.
Why do dyslexics read differently?
Dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability that affects a specific area of the brain and the pathways within that brain. Dyslexics read differently because they don’t develop as quickly in those specific areas as other people. The brain can’t develop in those areas in the same way as it can in other areas, as they require separate structures. This means that dyslexics can only acquire one part of reading as other people.
And when reading is extremely difficult, they have trouble visualizing what’s written on the page. This is why dyslexics often struggle to read in the first place. However, those who are adept at reading, known as very literate readers, understand what’s being written on the page and can often bring that concept to life in their brain.
The other challenge is not knowing how to read with or without dyslexia. This can be very frustrating for any reader, but more so for dyslexics. This can make reading a daunting task to even the most attentive reader. The same goes for the other experienced readers, and so all of these individuals have different ways of reading.
How do these well-read readers achieve this? Some of them are naturally gifted readers who can overcome difficulties when it comes to using their eyes in various ways. They have a very visual perception and can tap into all of the different visual stimuli in the world to help them.
However, many of the best readers find the most help from some of the best teachers. To these readers, the use of different techniques is key to learning to read. These techniques include:
Dystopian: This technique is used for students with severe dyslexia who struggle with repetitive viewing of a specific passage. Instead of reading the entire book again, these readers try reading an entire passage at once and adjusting it to each successive section of reading. Some readers think that their brain is used to doing this but actually, that’s not true. The brain is used to following the structure of a large or large-scale word and following it in different directions. By following the structure of a large, powerful word, readers are supposed to find this form of expression at a faster pace.
Random Aspect of Reading: In this method, readers find that they are reading from the beginning of the story, from beginning to end. Readers with dyslexia read in a different way than the average reader, in that the brain has been trained to follow patterns. In the case of readers with dyslexia, their brains tend to struggle to interpret that pattern, as it’s been trained not to do so.
Distractor: For readers with dyslexia, this method is crucial. It works well for reading due to the fact that the brain is used to following the pattern of the narrative and doesn’t associate a story with one particular individual. This method, therefore, requires all of the different readers to become familiar with the common type of narrative and a common way to read it. If you want your reader to become familiar with a plot and turn it into a series of events, this can be accomplished by following this method.
Forgetting Lines: This method is well-known for helping readers who struggle with repetitive viewing and focus on lines that readers of normal reading ability can easily get. These readers don’t find it so challenging to read because of their unique approach to reading.
These readers also have an attention span that is easily exceeded by readers of normal reading ability. This means that the visually challenged can readily cover more pages in fewer steps and more accurately summarize the information at hand. They often find this skill extremely useful in following instructions, such as construction of other types of documentation.
Dyslexia Teaching Techniques
There are many techniques that teachers of readers with dyslexia can use to help their students achieve proficiency with reading. This includes:
Use of colour: Help the readers to have an easier time accessing emotion by using color to emotionally stimulate the brain. Some of these readers have a tendency to concentrate on the item with a harder color. This is because they find it difficult to look at things in the darker areas.
Use of rhyme: Some readers have an attention span of only about five minutes at the most. If you are worried about improving these students’ reading,