It's a Brain Thing!
Posted on July 21 2016
Iv'e been a special educator, classroom teacher, and dyslexia interventionist in Texas, for over 20 years. I have seen first hand, the struggles that dyslexic persons encounter. It's a condition that is often misunderstood. Even the most well meaning teachers and parents do not truly understand the impact on the lives of dyslexic individuals. The frustration of not being able to read accurately and fluently brings with it frustration, lack of self esteem, fear of failure, poor spelling, possible attention problems, and insufficient comprehension. While we are making progress in dyslexia intervention, we have much more to learn. Science has proven that it is a brain anomaly that prevents dyslexic individuals from processing written language. It is not laziness, negative attitude, or a lack of intelligence. It is indeed a "brain thing" that can be assisted and supported through proper attention and instruction. I hope that my story will broaden the awareness of dyslexia and its complications. You can support this cause by visiting my page: Texas Children with Dyslexia. Go to terimcginnis.bravelets.com Proceeds go to the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.