Did you know that dyslexia is one of the most common learning difficulties affecting children and adults? It is now estimated that about 17 percent of the population is dyslexic. People who have dyslexia usually struggle with reading, writing, and spelling.
BEN - It doesn’t really seem like you are learning stuff while you’re doing the physical exercises George had me do, but it makes your brain work differently. I was surprised to do juggling and jumping rope. It took me a month to master jumping rope, but it definitely didn’t feel like learning. The ball tracking was my favorite exercise. It was relaxing. Now, after school is not packed anymore because I get most of my work done in school. I play games and friends come over right after school so we can play or study together for tests. I feel like I’m more in control of my life.
There are many types of learning disorders. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) identifies eleven different categories of neurologically-based processing problems. Each has a link if you’d like to learn more.
Bella is a bright, funny, social little girl who had trouble focusing in school. Bella & I spent hours every night working through homework… most nights these sessions would end in tears and Bella telling me that she didn’t understand why it was so hard for her. It wasn’t hard for her friends. She started telling me that she was stupid and couldn’t learn. It was heartbreaking for me… I felt like such a bad mom, but I didn’t know what else I could possibly do to help her.
n that moment, nothing else matters to the child. To them, all that matters is whatever they were thinking about and any interruption to it is a threat. By not conceptualizing and seeing the big picture, children will focus all their attention on continuing the activity they were engaged in. This usually comes across as seeing the child or adult as not being able to focus, then getting labeled ADHD or ADD.