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Best Answer Esther Strong says
Thank you for an exact answer to the question - yes, this phrase is often used though, as you say, there is so much more to than that. 'Blindness' implies you can't see it but in fact refers to not being able to see it 'correctly'. It's memory too.
Good point and you're right about the processing problem. The transposing of letters is common but many can read well but (due to the processing) do not comprehend what they read. The number thing is truly awkward with important money transactions.
Joseph Persico in his book "Nelson Rockefeller" wrote that Nelson suffered from dyslexia. Persico was one of his speechwriters. Nelson was governor of New York and vice president of USA. He appreciated art.
Yes, there are many well-known people, past and present, who were/are dyslexics. Thank goodness there is help for them now should they need it. We are such a literary based society so dyslexics are disadvantaged when so many are so intelligent.
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Gareth Pritchard says
Yes, that's why multi-sensory teaching is so important (for everyone). It seems you're in the field of dyslexia, as I am. I find it interesting that many people still have a misinformed or old-fashioned perception of it so trying to find some! Thank
Misinformed, me too, 20 years ago. The education system labeled people lazy, you are bright but lazy comes to mind. It turns out that most teaching is done on the cheap, not flexible. A teacher should be a learner too but hard to do on the cheap.
How right you are Gareth! Funding in schools for special needs is pitiful. If all children who needed it got the help then we would have far fewer frustrated and misbehaving pupils.
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