Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th November 2015, 11:54   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 147
Thanked: 102 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Reading slowly and reading data 2x times helps a lot for dyslexia. Also one has to keep reading persistently everyday to maintain this habit. A friend of mine stopped doing this long back, and is virtually handicapped now. He cannot even fill out a simple bank form on his own. He has dyslexia but never took care of it. He is well fortified with money, so reading does not matter much to him. But it is sad, nevertheless, to see his condition.
asingh1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2015, 12:18   #17
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by soumobakshi View Post
Do you guys think that someone who has an issue to write sentences and remember spellings can be a case which needs to be evaluated ? Otherwise this person is good in remembering and singing songs and the only issue comes up while writing....
These were exactly my symptoms. Verbally I can/could answer anything that was studied in class. My reading and writing is what was "screwed" up.

Thankfully today with electronic word processors my spelling errors are not much of an issue. When I write it is a mess.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
When I say curable, I don't mean the condition goes away. What I mean is people can be trained to overcome the problem so that it doesn't affect them in daily life.
Ok, got it. For a minute there I was hoping there was a way to re-wire or undo the wiring in the brain. In my case there is a lot to undo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by asingh1977 View Post
Reading slowly and reading data 2x times helps a lot for dyslexia
Well I realized (in my teens) that it was the letters in the words that were getting mixed up. I would mix up words. Funnily the smaller words were more trouble than the long ones (maybe because we take an extra effort for the long ones). So I started reading twice. I can read pretty fast today but it is still an effort.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2015, 17:48   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
arunphilip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,724
Thanked: 4,660 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
Well I realized (in my teens) that it was the letters in the words that were getting mixed up. I would mix up words. Funnily the smaller words were more trouble than the long ones (maybe because we take an extra effort for the long ones). So I started reading twice. I can read pretty fast today but it is still an effort.
People often simplistically say that dyslexics either swap or mirror letters, but experts have said its more nuanced than just reading 'beer' as 'deer'.

I'd seen this picture on 9gag that attempts to show us how text appears to dyslexics. Navin has himself said that there are different levels of severity and types of dyslexia, so this might not always be the case. But this image should show just how hard it is for a dyslexic person to read something, and why others should not criticize him/her for it - I'm sure they're trying their hardest.
Name:  Dyslexia axNVX7L_700b_v2.jpg
Views: 404
Size:  51.4 KB
Source: http://9gag.com/gag/axNVX7L
arunphilip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 12:01   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 71
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvadg View Post
Mod Note: For Autism, check out this thread (The Autism Thread)

I did not find a thread on this topic. Hope knowledgeable TBHPians will add lots of useful information here.

I was trying to help a kid with his homework, when I realized he was not dumb but just could not read very well. I Googled a bit and got a bit of enlightenment about dyslexia.

I got nowhere asking people about where to send someone for help with this. All the links and news items on dyslexia in Bangalore are not very informative.

I'm hoping that people who have used the services of specialists in this area can provide some information.

I would like to know: (location: Bangalore)
  1. Where to go for an evaluation
  2. What kind of programmes are available
  3. Any self-help programmes?
  4. Any software to help dyslexics?
  5. Other Inputs
Thanks.
Hi
My daughter had mild dyslexia and for long we doubted her learning abilities. She would display an extraordinary approach to maths solutions but fail to solve the simple multiplication and addition required.

After a long time, seeing the way she changed the order of alphabets in words, I realized she had a mild form of disease.

I took a physical test (this was many years ago) and it was something very similar to what they have at:

http://www.dyslexia.org/tactile.shtml

I can say with confidence that dyslexic people have a very different approach to problems and though in the academic world they may struggle to prove their worth, in the real world they can be very, very very good.

An example is here:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...s-of-dyslexia/

What a dyslexic child needs is information about his disease. The teachers too have to be sensitivized to this disability. This disability is harsh because people dont really see it and therefore do not sympathize with the person. Often they are suspicious that the claim of being dyslexic is a cover up for poor intelligence.

With encouragement and praise a dyslexic child can really come out well. My daughter completed her MBA in communication from Mica and after that her MS in Programming at Bern University, Switzerland.

She struggled to get marks during her graduation, but when it came to programming she was the first to complete her assignments and later help the whole class with theirs.

We did not go to any doctor but encouraged her every day and did not lay too much stress on her for marks. Also we realized if we try to organize too much for her, she used to panic. So we let her study randomly as she wanted instead of structuring her studies and it helped her to cope.

Hope you are able to help with this information.
syravi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 13:38   #20
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by arunphilip View Post
I'd seen this picture on 9gag that attempts to show us how text appears to dyslexics.
Arun it is not that bad for me but oddly I could read that without too much trouble.

Quote:
Originally Posted by syravi View Post
After a long time, seeing the way she changed the order of alphabets in words...

I can say with confidence that dyslexic people have a very different approach to problems and though in the academic world they may struggle to prove their worth, in the real world they can be very, very very good.

We did not go to any doctor but encouraged her every day and did not lay too much stress on her for marks. Also we realized if we try to organize too much for her, she used to panic. So we let her study randomly as she wanted instead of structuring her studies and it helped her to cope..
This is fantastic. Simply fantastic. I wish people were this aware 40 odd years ago. My experiences were similar, very similar. I found I have an unnatural ability to multitask for example I can type even when in conversation or follow multiple conversations. Maybe your daughter exhibits similar characteristics.

Last edited by navin : 5th November 2015 at 13:52.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 17:26   #21
BHPian
 
Speed Pujari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 429
Thanked: 385 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

There had been controversies around usage of thimerosal in vaccines. Seems the presence of thimerosal (mercury compound) is a major cause of autism and dyslexia these days.
I got this information through one of my colleague who research around it. He has chosen not to go for the vaccines which has thimerosol for his daughter.
You can find many links related to it on google. Here is one such link
Speed Pujari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 18:26   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
arunphilip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,724
Thanked: 4,660 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Pujari View Post
There had been controversies around usage of thimerosal in vaccines. Seems the presence of thimerosal (mercury compound) is a major cause of autism and dyslexia these days. Here is one such link
The US FDA says its safe/present minimally in vaccines: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVac...fety/UCM096228

Quoting from Wikipedia:
Quote:
Multiple lines of scientific evidence have shown that thiomersal does not cause autism. For example, the clinical symptoms of mercury poisoning differ significantly from those of autism.[10] In addition, multiple population studies have found no association between thiomersal and autism, and rates of autism have continued to increase despite removal of thiomersal from vaccines.[3]

Maybe we should limit discussion on this thread to identifying and coping with dyslexia, and not speculate on potential causes. The US has a spate of anti-vaxxers, let's please not start parroting them.

@Speed Pujari - this is not an attack on you or your opinions, it is possible that your friend is mis-informed.

Last edited by arunphilip : 5th November 2015 at 18:27.
arunphilip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 19:22   #23
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,043
Thanked: 13,491 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Pujari View Post
I got this information through one of my colleague who research around it. He has chosen not to go for the vaccines which has thimerosol for his daughter.
You can find many links related to it on google. Here is one such link
OMG, this is a bloody scam. Please do not skip vaccines. I have discussed this (The Autism Thread) before in the Autism thread.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2015, 20:04   #24
BHPian
 
raghu.t.k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 446
Thanked: 161 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

While reading this thread happened to come across this news, hence posting news from TOI : "Madras Dyslexia Association to hold meeting for school heads in Chennai"

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/49673587.cms
raghu.t.k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2015, 14:01   #25
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 71
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
Arun it is not that bad for me but oddly I could read that without too much trouble.



This is fantastic. Simply fantastic. I wish people were this aware 40 odd years ago. My experiences were similar, very similar. I found I have an unnatural ability to multitask for example I can type even when in conversation or follow multiple conversations. Maybe your daughter exhibits similar characteristics.
Hi Arun,
I know. Life is, I believe a maths equation. If you lose on something, the divine gifts you with something else. But we as humans fail to understand this simple things. We lay too much emphasis on certain kinds of abilities and neglect others.

I can really understand how you feel and your different capabilities. I do not know if my daughter could follow these multiple conversation but I realized she had very unique gifts. I even said that her approach to maths problems was very new and bordered to genius. My son too could spot it. She used to solve maths problem taking what we thought then was the weirdest routes and arrive at the answers and she gave perfectly correct explanations too. But she had the problem of simple addition and multiplications.

Cheers to you!
syravi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2015, 14:06   #26
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by syravi View Post
She used to solve maths problem taking what we thought then was the weirdest routes and arrive at the answers and she gave perfectly correct explanations too. But she had the problem of simple addition and multiplications.
Wow! We have the same symptoms! Most teachers labels me as "mad" or even "unteachable"; one (a physics teacher) labeled me as genius. I preferred to believe this physics teacher.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2015, 14:20   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KA03
Posts: 224
Thanked: 199 Times
Talking Re: The Dyslexia Thread

Post deleted by the Team-BHP Support : Please do NOT post messages that add little or no informational value to the thread. We need your co-operation to maintain the quality of this forum.

Please read our rules before proceeding any further. We request you to post ONLY when you have something substantial to add to a discussion.

Last edited by GTO : 9th November 2015 at 15:02.
mvadg is offline   Reply With Quote Received Infraction
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Team-Bhp thread of shame (Pray you arent mentioned in this thread ) speedsatya Street Experiences 10 24th February 2012 14:27
VIN Check (Demo Thread) Rehaan Shifting gears 0 26th July 2004 18:34
Best website thread S350L-E240 Shifting gears 0 18th June 2004 15:22


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks