Dyslexia is NOT a disability.
Dyslexia is a different way of thinking.
Many people (even teachers) define dyslexia incorrectly. Exactly what is dyslexia?
One of the leading researchers on how the brain works, the co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention, and the author of Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz wrote:
When you have dyslexia, though, your brain takes longer to make some of these connections, and does it in more steps. It especially has trouble matching the letters you see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when you have trouble with that step, it makes all the other steps harder. (dyslexia.yale.edu)
A new model of this reading disorder emphasizes defects in the language-processing rather than the visual system. It explains why some very smart people have trouble learning to read. (dyslexia.yale.edu)
In research about the brain, images reveal that dyslexia results from “certain structural differences in the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.”
Brains of people with dyslexia show very little activity in areas known to be highly important in linking the written form of words with their phonetic components. So in order to read, people with dyslexia must develop alternative neurological pathways. They compensate by making more use of a front-brain section called Broca’s area, traditionally associated with other aspects of language processing and speech. (webmd)
Dyslexia is a difference in wiring of the brain. It is not a sickness or disorder that needs to be cured. Therefore, there is no cure, there are only adaptations and strategies to cope and learn. Neurological pathways can be developed through intervention. God created each of us unique. He made our brains with areas of strengths and weaknesses. A person with dyslexia has specific areas of struggle. This does not mean they have lower intelligence. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a different way to learn, a learning difference. Don’t look at it as a disability, rather focus on the ability.