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Disability or Talent?
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!
Where Your Talents Are Encouraged & Your Gifts Reward the World
Dyslexia & Learning
Disability Center Inc.®
Betty Ann Judah
Training & Tutoring Headquarters
Las Vegas, Nevada & Beyond
“The Teacher that changed my life.
When I was younger it was hard for me to learn how to read and write. I tried phonics books but they didn’t help me. Then we heard about Betty Ann Judah and Dyslexia. We figured out that I had Dyslexia after I did some tests.
“I started a program with Betty that helped me balance my Dyslexia. It helped me focus and work with my dyslexia. Now I can handle my Dyslexia better and that is why I think Betty Ann Judah changed my life.”
– Rebecca, age 10
My son, Damian wasn’t diagnosed as learning disabled until the fourth grade and by then he was at least three years behind. I couldn’t get the school district to do anything.
“They said he just wasn’t applying himself and that he should study more. Since Damian wasn’t a troublemaker and was mostly quiet, he was never given much attention by any of his teachers.
“He was big for his age and socially adjusted, so he was always promoted. Then something happened that really turned me off at school — at a school conference the teacher said, ‘Damian will never be a brain surgeon.’
“I was furious! I said, ‘This is the last time he will ever be in your classroom.’
“In the summer between the seventh and eighth grade, Damian went through the program, and we were put in touch with a Dyslexia Center™ tutor. Betty helped with an IEP and we even got one of Damian’s favorite teachers to take Betty’s course!
“That year, Damian was on the honor roll for the first time in his life. Damian was also a very gifted athlete. In an article in the Sonoma paper he talked about his dyslexia and described how he felt about Betty’s program. He thought she was very instrumental in helping him. He still has some difficulties, but he graduated with a 3.00 and went on to junior college. He invited Betty to graduation.
“As a family counselor, I often recommend Betty to a family that is experiencing stress because of a child with learning disabilities. Families need to realize that they didn’t do anything wrong, but that they need to address the handicap and find some tools to overcome it, or the whole family will just become dysfunctional over the issue.
“Learning disabilities are frustrating because they can be invisible, and besides people will try to deny that they have any because of the stigma. If your child had a limp, you would get it taken care of, so why hide a disability?
“I work sometimes at juvenile hall, and I think 98% of the residents are there because of learning disabilities that have not been addressed.
“What I like about Betty’s methods is the way they carry over into other parts of life. She advocates for you in the school and gives you a tutor. I highly recommend her program.”
– Ana, Marriage & Family Counselor