Happy Thanksgiving 

With Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share my thoughts. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to be with family. In a few days, I will be gathering with my family, and I’m looking forward to it.

The one thing I am thankful for the ability to read. We as a society take reading for granted, and don’t give it a second thought. There are many in our society who struggled to read a simple text. 

1 in 5 people struggled to read due to Dyslexia.  

In these individuals, reading is a difficult task because the left side of the brain has a hard time decoding language, and doesn’t connect with the pathways that form the ability to read. 

In school, when we were taught to read; our minds were forming the pathways and connections to decode language on the left-side of the brain.  

If you are a parent, you’ve seen this process of learning to read developing in your child. 

How does struggling to read affect a person’s life? 

Imagine trying to decode a simple post on Facebook with some of the letters flipped or having no phonics to words while reading. 

A person taking a long time to fill out forms for medical or job application trying to decode letters and comprehend the information. 

This is a hidden struggle in our society, but slowly is emerging into the light.

I hope you found this post helpful to you. 

For more information on Dyslexia please visit understood.org


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