“I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read. ”- Tom Cruise
It’s not an issue
Shweta was born with a wild imagination and came up with stories that went interstellar that took her characters outer space or deep in the jungle or even living a city life. Her characters travelled this world and others. All these stories were told verbally to her family or anybody who would listen, she wouldn’t write them down even when told repeatedly that it’ll be a good idea to have her stories written on paper but Shweta refused that.
As the years went by her parents noticed that she just couldn’t grasp languages or when she wrote her spellings were not at the level it should be, she wasn’t at par with her fellow students when it came to that. She was a voracious reader but still she got confused especially with the vowels. She’d constantly be misplacing the “I” and “E” in words that have both these alphabets. She couldn’t get through Math and her second language which was Kannada... finally when she made it to high school and her spellings hadn’t improved her parents decided that enough was enough and tested her mental ability. The tests were conclusive and proved that she had dyslexia.
I’m dyslexic... so what?
Dyslexia isn’t the end of the world, Shweta graduated with a degree in ARTS and with the help of spell check and the dictionary (which has become her best friend) she now writes down her stories and has been told more than once that her creativity and imagination was incomparable...
Don’t fret if you’re seeing these signs in your children. It really isn’t a learning disability because children with dyslexia are proven to be very successful in a more creative and out-of-the-box manner. Instead celebrate their difference and encourage the creativity that overflows from them... here’s an interesting read about dyslexia and how it’s a non issue http://bit.ly/18AzWDO
Lawrence SchoolWe believe that children with dyslexia have a great potential and we recognize that they are gifted in other areas that non dyslexic children have. We help them have a holistic and well rounded education irrespective of the fact that they are dyslexic. We help them achieve and rise in the fields they are good at http://lawrenceschool.in/