Whenever I heard the term dyslexia I had a narrow definition and assumed it meant someone had a problem with reading, writing and spelling. Some people associate it with word and letter reversals and others with slow learners.
It seems almost everyone associates dyslexia with a learning disability of some description.
I now know more about dyslexia thanks to Ronald D Davis a dyslexia sufferer and developer of the Davis Orientation Counseling Processes and Symbol Mastery Technique.
I was amazed when I learned that dyslexia is a mental function developed by a person as a way of observing the world.
This mental function is a natural ability or talent. People with dyslexia do not all develop the same talents but they have certain functions in common.
• Their thoughts become the reality of the individual not the reality we all share. This is called creating perceptions.
• They are environmentally aware
• They are curious
• They think mainly in pictures instead of words
• They tend to be highly intuitive and perceptive
• They think and perceive using all their senses
• They experience thought as reality
• They have vivid imaginations
The abilities of dyslexics are often suppressed, ignored or destroyed by parents and the educational system because they are not the norm. If abilities are recognized and encouraged dyslexia can develop into higher than normal intelligence and extraordinary creative abilities.
Dyslexia, although it does have its downsides, can be an extraordinary gift.
The most common disabilities a person with dyslexia has to contend with are related to reading, writing spelling and / or maths.
Each case of dyslexia is different for dyslexia is a self created condition. It is the result of perceptive talent which began early in life. This perceptual talent is to do with the way the world is perceived and how thoughts are processed. It can become a liability because it use can become compulsive. The troublesome symptoms of dyslexia cause disorientation. These symptoms are not constant. They occur when the picture thinking of a dyslexic person becomes disturbed. The disorientation of dyslexia can create thousands of learning disability symptoms. The severity of those differences from person to person.
It seems that some people are born with a genetic code that enables them to use part of their brain that alters and creates perceptions. This makes the development of dyslexia possible not probable.
Dyslexia is a product of thought, not physiological abnormalities. It is a special way of reacting to a feeling of confusion that occurs when thoughts can not be pictured.