There are 780 Million Dyslexic People in the World! Let’s Learn About it!

Learning your child has a disability can be scary, confusing, or make you feel out of control. But what you need to know is your child needs you! This learning disability is prevalent, with one in every five children having Dyslexia. 

So let’s learn about this learning disability that affects 14.5-43.5 Million individuals in the United States. According to Kids Health definition for Dyslexia (pronounced: dis-LEK-see-uh) is a learning disability. A person with a  disability has trouble processing numbers. There are many types of learning disabilities.  Dyslexia is the term used when people experience difficulty learning to read, even though they are bright and motivated.

As dyslexic and has had to work harder my whole life, you can do it! A quote that has always stuck with me is “your disability does not define your ability.” -unknown This quote has helped me strive to be better than the day before and know I can be/do anything if I put my one hundred percent.

This disability affects all types of people and is not biased. With the diagnosis stats being 50% female 50% male, we see that to be true—your chances of having dyslexia increase 50% if your parent also has Dyslexia. From personal experience, I found this to be accurate as a child with one dyslexic parent. My father, Christopher Lapotsky, is also dyslexic. He stated: “Dyslexia has made me who I am today. This also taught me you can reach any goal even if it takes double the average student’s time if you want bad enough, you can do it”.  

When you find out you have something that sets you apart, you can tend to feel like an outsider. But with 780 million people in the world having Dyslexia, know you’re not alone! According to ​​Chief Executive, a quarter of CEOs are Dyslexia, that’s correct, 25%! 

From being diagnosed in first grade to being a college senior, I am confident to say, “Yes, I am dyslexic.” But it wasn’t always this way; many times were growing up where I would get upset if someone found out. One thing that helped me in my diagnosis was when I found out that thousands of famous people face the same struggles. 

As a child, people in the limelight seemed perfect, but when I could relate to them, I started to feel more confident in speaking up about my differences. If your child expresses these same feelings of shame, look into A List of 200+ Actors, Athletes, Musicians & Scientists

A quote from my mother, Lorelei Duke, who helped me throughout my schooling experience: “Being a parent means doing everything in your control to be sure your child has the tools to be successful.” From at-home tutors to after-school dyslexia center sections, I received those tools. Having a supportive parent that is aware, proactive, and engaging in early intervention can help your child be the best they can be. 

Dyslexic people learn differently than the average student! Being aware of the different learning tools your child needs will help them in adult life. When it comes to taking in importance, everyone is different. The reason it is essential to know what learning type you are is. Well, you’re always remembering! If it’s a college application to as simple as reading the newspaper. It is critical to know how to comprehend vital to understand better what you’re taking in. 

According to Rasmussen University, there are four learning styles. 

The first is the Visual Learners. This learning style preferences seeing and observing things, including pictures, diagrams, written directions, and more. Secondly is the Auditory Learners. These learners are better when information by reinforced sound. These students would choose to listen to a lecture versus reading written notes, and they often use their voices to reinforce new concepts and ideas. 

Thirdly the Kinesthetic learners. Sometimes called tactile learners, they learn through experiencing or doing things. They’re involved by acting out events or using their hands to touch and handle to understand concepts. And lastly, the reading and writing learners. These learners prefer to learn through written words.

It is essential to Embrace all types of learning; understanding these different learning styles doesn’t end in the classroom. 

Along with different types of learners, there are also other types of dyslexia diagnoses. The first type is Phonological Dyslexia, this type deals with difficulties in matching sounds to symbols and breaking down the sounds of language. Secondly, Rapid Naming Dyslexia. This type tends to struggle with naming colors, numbers, and letters rapidly. When shown with them may have rapid naming dyslexia. Thirdly, Double Deficit Dyslexia. This type of person struggles with two aspects of reading. 

Surface Dyslexia, this individual who can sound out new words easily but fails to recognize familiar words by sight may have surface dyslexia. Visual DyslexiaWhen a child struggles to remember what they saw on a page, they may have visual Dyslexia. This type affects visual processing, making it so that the brain doesn’t get the complete picture of what the eyes see.

Visual Dyslexia, these learners struggle to remember what they saw on a page; they may have visual Dyslexia. This type affects visual processing, making it so that the brain doesn’t get the complete picture of what the eyes see. Secondary Dyslexia, When brains process issues occur in the womb, causing a neurological impairment may result in Dyslexia. Acquired Dyslexia happens when a traumatic brain injury or disease affects the brain’s centers responsible for language processing, they can sometimes develop Dyslexia.

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