To top it off, most people don't understand how to treat dyslexia in children. There are many dyslexia symptoms that are ignored or unable to be treated by mainstream education. The signs of dyslexia can be learned easily with the quick, easy to use test that Lisa Harp designed after working with children with dyslexia for over thirty years!
Sadly, most people with dyslexia don't learn to do this. Nor do they receive help. They are told to work harder, try harder, and practice more. But these methods won't work. The dyslexic student needs to form new neural pathways across the corpus callosum so that the left hemisphere can be accessed, which will still the movement in the brain that is causing the dyslexia.
Reading problems can be caused by any number of very easy to correct basic skill sets. A dyslexia diagnosis actually means that there are problems in one or more of these components, such as visual tracking, visual closure, visual discrimination, or even weak eye muscles. New research has proven that there is an auditory component as well.
These children with dyslexi just don't perceive the world like the rest of us do, and it often interferes with academics, even though they are indeed bright students.
The good news? You can use simple activities and exercises that will fill in the student's learning gaps so the world can be perceived correctly. Right in the privacy of your home.
The certified Dyslexia Specialists at Harp Learning Institute have used these exercises with thousands of students and brought them to grade level mastery!
Students start out with easy exercises that build a foundation for learning. Then, as the student progresses, more difficult activities are added. In essence, it is like building a house. That proper foundation must be put into place before higher level (executive functioning) skills can be easily performed.
Few people realize that the brain has plasticity no matter what the age and that by performing specific exercises over and over new neural pathways are formed. For children with dyslexia, this is crucial. By performing these activities over and over again, new pathways are formed and the swimming, moving, or crooked images in the dyslexic child's brain will be stilled.
Have you ever taken the time to ask dyslexic students how they view the world? For starters, their world is in motion. They view the world as if it is a motion picture. Or, it may be upside down, slanted, or wavy. These kids might actually tell you that the words on their papers are wiggling. For most, it is a scary world because it isn't holding still. These are the students who retreat by failing to step out into the world because it is moving and they can't find a safe way to navigate. Others might be bolder, trying to keep up with the motion of their world. These are the active kids who are often wrongly misdiagnosed as having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Often they are medicated, which does nothing to steady their spinning world, but it can keep them calm and quiet so that they aren't a nuisance to anyone.
Students with dyslexia have gifts and talents that go unnoticed and unappreciated. Since their world is viewed differently than most people's, they have so much to contribute. But first we need to help them still the motion in their brains so that they can succeed in school and become contributing members to society.
Have you ever wondered if you child or student has dyslexia? One in five does, so that means that in any given classroom, approximately six to seven students have dyslexia. Sadly, it is often not diagnosed since these dyslexic students are truly intelligent.
Following is a list of symptoms of dyslexia. Take a look at the list and check to see if your student might just be one of these students.
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"Dyslexic students have become "throw away students" in our society. Because they are usually so verbal and intelligent, people expect too much out of them. This only leads to frustration on their part, and they rarely receive the true help that they need."
~Lisa Harp, founder of Harp Learning Institute
"Nick is feeling really good about school. When we received the diagnosis of dyslexia, we thought he would never succeed. But after using the Harp Learning Success System for 18 months, Nick can now read and write with ease. His reading scores jumped five levels!
The exercises were easy to understand, and he enjoyed doing them. Now he is headed to college with the rest of his friends! We never thought we would see this day!"