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