I Jsut Cna't Mkae Snese Of All Tehse. Hlep Me!

on Wednesday, 3 February 2010
When a person is dyslexic, he cannot organise and make sense the sequence of words that form a basic sentence. In worse cases, the sequence of alphabets that form a word. There are many degrees of dyslexia. In fact, some of them might happen to very normal people who function perfectly in spoken language. Their oral capacity to utilise the language has no bearing to their written capacity. These people can function socially and have tremendous Intelligence Quotient at times. In other words, their capacity of learning IS not hampered by their disadvantage of reading and writing abilities.

I am interested to know about the differences between dyslexia and the condition of being uneducated. Of course, the common conception would be that an uneducated person is just someone who has not received the proper quality or amount of education thus hampering his ability to read and write. A dyslexic person is not someone of that condition but due to abnormality in his vision/language function, he cannot read and write no matter about the quality or amount of education.

Really? That's it? Too generalised and misconstrued right?

I personally feel that there's a fine line here. In fact, if we go to the extremities (which happens quite often), some people who are uneducated commonly show signs of dyslexia too. They can recognise individual alphabets, graphical cues and charts. These type of information are very meaningful in their interpretation and oral debates are of course very doable for these individuals. However, when it comes to reading, spelling, constructing an appropriate sentence, many native speakers of English even, can't decide whether or not the word noun is spelled N-O-U-N. Sometimes, to a certain degree, they don't even know the word noun when they see it.

I'll be frank. There are times when I assume that a kid has dyslexia. Not only is his English in shambles, his written native language is horrible. Not just horrible, sometimes incomprehensible. He can neither make sense of the words nor sentences regardless of it being English or Bahasa Melayu. Is he dyslexic? When he cannot read and write in any language functionally, is he dyslexic? What about if he receives special classes like after school programmes and special one-on-one guidance by the teachers? If the person still cannot cope with the simple functions of written language after that, do we blame a medical condition or an educational neglection?

I for one get lost in between these two situations sometimes.

And I haven't even asked about dyslexia for mathematical functions. Can he make sense out of mathematical equations? Do the numbers and sequences confuse his mind as well? If he looks at:

'I cannot read this sentence properly because I have dyslexia' and can't make out what is written. Is it also the same when he looks at:

54a - 7.12b(12 + 70a) = 3201 +  (41 - 74a)         ?

Can he make out that mathematical equation?

Is it in a sequence he can follow? No? Yes?

It boggles me sometimes. Really does.


ur ex-student said...

it boggles me too if that dyslexic is really exist..n how to know that someone has that dylexic..am i dylexic??haha..

Government Agent said...

Firstly, let's get this straight. it's DYSLEXIC not DYLEXIC

yes it does exist and happens to a lot of people. The most famous example is Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible).

Are you dyslexic? You can read right? Confirm - not dyslexic.

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