The jumbled, "jumpy" letters on the page recreates the reading experience of some dyslexic people.
I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
A lot of people have heard about dyslexia or they know someone who has it but they really don't understand what it is like to be someone who actually has the disability.
I think it is important for parents to understand it is not only the learning disability that causes problems but also the anxiety and paralysis that compounds the learning disability. Acting defiant may be a way of protecting oneself from the fear of failure, and it is good if parents can recognize those signs in their children.
"When they're reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate and mirror letters in their minds," Boer told
By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally.
So many folks with learning differences are too afraid to tell their story. I'm willing to tell mine. Maybe if I open up about my problems, no matter how embarrassing they might be, other people with learning disabilities might feel free to open up about theirs.
They often rely on creativity, reasoning, problem-solving and empathy to achieve their goals -- building skills that can