Dyslexia inhibits the writing and reading ability of nearly 5% of all children and adults. There are many associated features or symptoms which teachers and parents can observe that provide clues to the diagnosis of dyslexia. These include the following: a puzzling gap between written language skills and intelligence; delayed and poor reading and spelling; bizarre spelling; left/right confusion and directional difficulties, sequencing difficulties and poor short-term memory skills (following instructions and repeating digits).
Here are 14 ways to recognise it:
The American Psychiatric Association defines a person as having AD/HD if they meet eight or more of the following:
ADHD is a condition that some people experience which manifests itself through numerous symptoms which may include one or more of the following:
The current medical treatment is medication, using drugs such as Ritalin, which is a CNS stimulant, not without risk. Although for some it may seem to be the only treatment, there are those parents and professionals who question the advisability of putting a child on drugs.
Many children on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) gain significant improvement from dietary modification, environmental “clean-up” and targeted nutritional therapy. If this is an avenue that you have not explored, then – for the sake of your child – please do.
Sharon Erdrich is a trained MINDD practitioner, who can help guide the journey for you and your child.
Beating Dyslexia: A Natural Way – Alan Heath and John Ellis
Healing ADD: Using NLP and other methods to heal from growing up a Hunter in a Farmer’s world – Thom Hartmann
Rediscover the Joy of Learning: With Blackerby’s Academic Success Skills Tips– Dr.Don A Blackerby, PhD.
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why some of the brightest people can’t read and how they can learn -Ronald Davis