What Is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which is often linked to having strong visual, creative and problem-solving skills. It is important to make sure that you don’t confuse dyslexia with intelligence as they are not linked but it does, however, make learning difficult. The condition is life long and has a substantial effect on the person’s individual day to day activities. Dyslexia was included in the equality act of 2010 as a disability. The condition means that no two people are the same and their strengths and weaknesses will be different. Individuals who are dyslexic will often to find they have difficulty processing and remembering information.
Symptoms Of Dyslexia
There are many different symptoms of dyslexia and each one can impact an individual in many different ways. In the younger ages, during pre-school and primary school age a child may experience some of the following:
Delays in speaking, making sentences or pronouncing words correctly. Finding it hard to remember the name of specific objects such as a spoon or plate. Difficulty learning nursery rhymes. Difficulty telling left from right, issues copying accurately from a whiteboard or textbook. Trouble remembering sequences such as the alphabet or months of the year.
When a child reaches high school and you think that they might be dyslexic then you may find that they have the following symptoms:
- Low Self Esteem
- Disorgansied at home and school
- Greater difficulty in learning a foreign language
- Poor and inconsistent spelling
- Difficult planning out and writing up essays
- Frustration which has led to behavioural or emotional problems
Even in adult age, dyslexia can still show it’s symptoms if you haven’t acknowledged that you have the learning difficulty yet. The symptoms in this age consist of things like:
- A difficulty with map reading
- Difficulty filling in forms and writing out reports
- Low opinion on capabilities
- Constantly loses and forgets items and information
- Concerns about training or promotion
How Can We Help?
At the Specs Place, we aim to ensure that the eyes themselves are not the cause of the visual stress. In order to do this, we first perform an extensive check of the eyes with an emphasis on eye muscle testing as it is the eye muscles that can fatigue with visual stress causing the symptoms. If there are any issues found with the eyes that can be corrected with either spectacle, eye muscle exercises or in rare cases referral to the hospital then the appropriate action is taken and reviewed at the appropriate time.
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