"Our Mission - not to teach someone but allow them to learn..." Brenda Baird
Currently, this is not a universally accepted
definition. The British Dyslexia Association states:
"Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills. It is likely to be present at birth and to be life-long in its effects. It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual's other cognitive abilities.
It tends to be resistant to conventional teaching methods, but its effect can be mitigated by appropriately specific intervention, including the application of information technology and supportive counselling.
Dyslexia is the capacity to process information differently, enabling innovative thought and perception. It is characterised by a visual and experiential learning style. Methods using this learning style allow dyslexic people to realise their capabilities and minimise the negative impact commonly developed by conventional methods. (concept by C. Fraser. Wording by B. Baird and C. Fraser)
Dyslexia Australia provides a Multi-Sensory, non-phonics based approach to dyslexia with emotion support to help to overcome the negative learning experience.
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A few alternate labels commonly used to describe symptoms of dyslexia are:
In 2011, Brenda publish her book, "Dyslexia: Lost for Words". Available soon through amazon.com.
I have just finished reading your book and wanted to say a huge THANKYOU!
I felt just about every pain and struggle as I read the book.....my
daughter kept bringing me tissues!!
The secret to two of my children's learning struggles have now been
discovered. I am relieved and frustrated at the same time! Relieved at
the awareness of their dyslexic gifts and frustrated at the journey of
getting to this point.
I'm looking forward to the upcoming assessment. You see I am a
teacher as well.....so I am sooooo excited to be able to help others
and share the knowledge wide and far.
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The Child Left Behind