“Dyslexia” by Eileen Simpson is a great short story when it comes to understanding the common reading disorder, Dyslexia. Causes of the disorder can be as simple as just not having the proper schooling or even to the extreme measures of being emotionally disturbed or having brain-damage. Dyslexia can also cause many social problems at ones schools and within ones family. This disorder can be one of the hardest things to deal with, but once one can overcome it or even learn to cope with it one is better off.
When it comes to dyslexia lots of studies have shown that dyslexic children, youths, and adults often feel “disappointed, frustrated, ashamed, fed up, sad, depressed, angry and embarrassed by their difficulties” (Riddick, 1996, p.129) (Singer, 2007, p.2). Not to worry, there are many ways to overcome it and or cope with it. One if the ways you can cope with dyslexia is simply have the motivation to get better at what you are having troubles with. “Andreassen, Knivsberg, and Niemi (2006) found that the student’s motivation is a key factor in the success of educational treatment” (Singer, 2007, p.2). Once you can find the motivation to carry out what needs to be done then one can learn to cope with his or her difficulties learning.
High self-esteem is another thing a person needs to have when it come to coping with dyslexia. When one has high self-esteem they can accomplish anything that they put their minds to. Once a person thinks they can do better in their studies they will do better. Self-esteem goes hand-in-hand with motivation when it comes to overcoming dyslexia, or even anything to that matter.
Dyslexia can be a very hard thing to overcome, but when one can finally achieve the goal and self satisfaction of where in the reading and writing level he or she need desires to be at then one can truly overcome the common mental disordered that we know as dyslexia.
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