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I have chosen the topic of Dyslexia because I've always wanted to know more about this topic. Sometimes I feel like I have dyslexia but a very mild case, so throughout my research we shall see if I really do. Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by difficulty reading.

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5 things I learned


1) There are several types of dyslexia; trauma dyslexia, primary dyslexia, secondary or developmental types of dyslexia.
  • Trauma dyslexia usually occurs after some form of brain trauma or injury to the area of the brain that controls reading and writing.
  • Primary dyslexia is dysfunction of the left side of the brain and does not change with age.
  • Secondary or developmental dyslexia is said to be caused by hormonal development or malnutrition during the early stages of fetal development.


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2) Facts:
  • 1 in every 5 children have dyslexia.
  • As many as 15- 20% of the population as a whole have some of the symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing, or mixing up similar words.
  • Dyslexia runs in families; dyslexic parents are very likely to have children who are dyslexic. Some people are identified as dyslexic early in their lives, but for others, their dyslexia goes unidentified until they get older.
  • Happens equally among girls and boys.

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3) Dyslexia is a brain-based genetic trait. Because dyslexic people use more of their right side of their brain they are highly creative, intuitive, and excel at three-dimensional problem solving and hands-on learning. Dyslexic people also use 4.6 times as much area of the brain to do the same language task as normal children,
this means their brains were working a lot harder and using more energy than the normal children.


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4) There are no cures for dyslexia because it is a lifelong condition that affects people into old age.



5) Class teachers need to have an understanding of the problems that a dyslexic child may have within the classroom situation. In a positive and encouraging environment, a dyslexic child will experience the feeling of success and self-value. Dyslexics have many strengths: oral skills, comprehension, good visual spatial awareness/artistic abilities. More and more dyslexic children could become talented and gifted members of our schools if we worked not only with their specific areas of difficulty, but also their specific areas of strengths from an early age.
Living with dyslexia
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  • Whoopi Goldberg



I found this video on youtube and I rate it a 5/5 because it's super informational and also the girl giving the speech has dyslexia so she knows all about having the disability.


http://www.dyslexia.com/
I found this website on google and I rate this as a 2/5 because it has only limited information about dyslexia and more about their product they're trying to sell.



I found this powerpoint on slideshare.net and I found it very helpful, it has a lot of information. I would rate this as a 4/5.


http://www.interdys.org/FactSheets.htm
I found this website on google and it has a lot of information but not really useful information for me because I wanted more about how dyslexia affected the brain while they had more information about how to deal with it. I rate this as a 3/5.



I also found this video on youtube and it wasn't that helpful because it is more of an inspirational video for people with dyslexia and telling them that they can be successful if they work hard. I would rate this video as a 3/5.


http://www.ldonline.org/article/14907/
I found this website on google and I would rate it as a 5/5 because it had everything about dyslexia, from what it is to what part of the brain it effects.



I got this video off of youtube and I would rate this a 2/5 because I thought it was really funny but it wasn't very informational.


http://dyslexia.learninginfo.org/brain-activity.htm
I found this on google and I would rate this a 4/5 because it had a lot of information about how dyslexia affects the brain and that's exactly what I wanted to know.



I got this off of youtube and it wasn't very helpful in my research but I thought this was a good way to help children with dyslexia to distinguish the difference between a "b" and a "d." I would rate this as a 1/5.