The Misperception of Dyslexia Essay

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The Misperception of Dyslexia – A Parent’s Perspective Do you ever wonder if you have dyslexia? What about someone in your family or even your child? Do you think you can tell if you look at someone whether they are dyslexic or not? If you look at me, would you think I have dyslexia? I want you to think about what you would do if the people in your circle, your friends, family, coworker or your very own child had dyslexia. Over the years, I’ve come to realize dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children. My knowledge of the disability increased because I have a son with dyslexia. Believe me when I say; in the beginning, I knew nothing about the disability. Prior to knowing of his disability, I endured a daily struggled with trying to get his teachers to stop writing him off as being lazy. It seems that most of us often think that individuals with dyslexia are just lazy. I now understand that this is so not the case. "Dyslexia means having difficulty with words in reading, spelling and writing – in spite of having normal intelligence and ability" (Make the Connection). As a parent and with him being my first born, I thought it was something that I did wrong with my son. To ease my mind, I started doing my research, so that I could better understand what dyslexia was all about. I soon realized that dyslexia can occur with any individual, regardless of their age or ethnicity. Imagine if my essay was written like this: Dyslexia is when yuor mind gets wodrs mixde pu. To say the least, you would have a difficult time reading my essay and, even more so, you would probably become very frustrated. My son Marquette, who is dyslexic, has to faced this problem each time he starts to read. For the most part, he sees sentences on a page just the way I’ve written it above. Because of his disability, his method of education along with his lifestyle has been

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