Dyslexia is a language learning disorder that results in difficulties in reading, spelling, and writing. To have an idea what Dyslexia is about, do this:
Take a mirror and hold it next to the following sentence:
' A dog is a nice pet '. Now try reading this sentence in the mirror, that is from right to left. When you finish, take a piece of paper and write the same sentence as you see it in the mirror.
This exercise somehow demonstrates how persons with Dyslexia perceive text: letters can turn around while they try to focus. It takes enormous effort to keep track of the text and its meaning. Writing is equally difficult.
Some typical signs of Dyslexia include:
- Confusion of letters that look similar (e.g., d & b; u & n)
- Confusion of letters that sound the same (e.g., ‘v’, ‘f’, ‘th’)
- Reversal of words e.g., was - saw, now – won
- Transposition of words e.g., left – felt
- Spelling the same word differently at different times
- Have better listening comprehension skills than reading comprehension skills