Our Definition of Dyslexia
Is dyslexia a disability or a gift? Dyslexia is an ability within the sensory mechanism of the nervous system to perceive the world with a multidimensional view. When properly trained and informed, a dyslexic can use their natural abilities to shift perceptions, enhance creativity, refine thinking, and improve physical performance. Dyslexia only becomes a disability when uncorrected perceptual distortions occur, creating confusion and conflicting information which cannot be processed clearly.
Many highly educated and talented people have dyslexia. The disadvantages of dyslexia may include: not being able to read, write, spell, or compute math accurately; difficulty in organizing, memorizing, or paying attention; in addition, interference with balance, movement, and the sense of time may be misperceived or experienced differently.
Dyslexia is caused by a difference in brain structure which is present at birth and is most often hereditary. As a result, incoming or outgoing information gets scrambled as it travels between the senses and the brain. This condition does not affect one’s high intelligence level, yet it does impair one’s ability to learn, retain, and relay information. Recognizing and manipulating symbols, especially letters and numbers in sequence, presents the most universal acknowledged problems.
Reading, writing, and math, taught by traditional methods, can be difficult, if not impossible for the person with dyslexia to master. Our clients think in pictures and feelings, not in words. The talents created by dyslexia are in art, music, drama, sports, crafts, mechanics, electronics, designing, trouble-shooting, creating, carpentry, computers, cooking, “dreaming up,” “pretend” when you are young; inventing, creating, and architect, Ph.D., M.D., attorney, and movie star levels when you are grown.
Therefore, at The Dyslexia & Learning Disability Center, Inc.® we believe that dyslexia is a talent. Dyslexics are capable of using this talent to enhance their creative as well as their academic skills. We show individuals, adults and children, how to self-correct and manage their perceptions. They never lose their talents; they learn to switch their perceptions and use their talents to learn. Dramatic improvements in their academic and physical performances are achieved.
Our unique approach is a whole new way of learning, specifically designed to help the dyslexic to correct and self-manage their dyslexia. Additionally, our techniques are helpful in managing many other types of learning disabilities, as experienced by several thousand people who have completed our Training, have become professionals, and have had the joy of moving from failure to success.
Dyslexics and the learning disabled are bright, energetic, entertaining, creative, and unique people!