Monday, October 19, 2009

Disability of dyslexia

The disability of dyslexia is a painful one. If you are into reading comics then consider the X-Men, which are a band of mutants discarded from society for their freakish and different nature. The outside world reacts to them with awe and fear, to us they appear to have god like powers, but there is another story playing in the background; how do they feel? What makes them tick? A closer look reveals that they live in a state of perpetual sadness, longing for a simple and happy life and most will gladly give their powers away to do that.

In many ways people suffering from learning disabilities such as dyslexia are no different. They too are rejected from society and they too have fascinating powers which their peers simply cannot understand. Only their powers lie in the realm of the mind. Dyslexics for instance are capable of multilateral thinking and are highly intuitive, their imagination knows no bounds and most are known to make great inventors, entrepreneurs and artists. The sad part is that most never come to realize the great power that lies dormant within them. Trapped in a never-ending circle of taunting, abuse and lack of confidence they start to look upon themselves as someone flawed and inferior to the people around them, of course nothing can be farther from the truth.

As Dyslexia is a learning disability it needs to be tackled as such. As dyslexics you will have certain weaknesses but you will also have great strengths. What you will need to do is develop coping strategies to overcome your weaknesses while expanding and capitalizing on your strengths. As you do this you will gain confidence and will get right back in charge of your life. The first step to doing this is that you get yourself diagnosed. Remember there are many learning disabilities which share symptoms with dyslexia. After your diagnosis you should approach a local psychologist or psychiatrist who can help you with your particular case. I say particular because no two people with dyslexia will exhibit the same symptoms and neither will both have the same strengths and weaknesses.

Dealing with dyslexia as an adult can be a harrowing experience.You need not go on living in fear of rejection and denial. Dyslexia is a gift which once exploited will alow you to live your life better and more confidently.

The Dyslexia Screening Online is the only Online Dyslexia test which is approved by the Dyslexia Institute, UK. In 30 minutes you can learn whether you have dyslexia or not and that to from the comfort of your home. Click here to take the test now.

FAQ

Am I dyslexic can be a very frequently asked and very haunting question that people with learning disabilities ask themselves. In fact if you have always have a hard time completing tasks, have been called stupid, lazy, dumb, etc for the most of your life, and cannot seem to get anywhere professionally then I can bet you would have asked this question on more than one occasion.

Dyslexia is primarily a learning disability which affects a person's ability to learn and cope with language. People with dyslexia will have a hard time learning and applying words, and can easily get confused between words which look and sound alike or even those which will have very similar meanings such as addition and sum of, they will also get confused between left and right, bottom and above etc.

First of all you should shun aside the embarrassment that you are a dyslexic, most people will rather shoot themselves in the foot than admit that they have dyslexia. This is a non-starter and if you do learn that you have dyslexia then it is imperative that you accept it first. If you think this is hard then remember that some of the most famous people in the world were dyslexics. Also dyslexics are known to be exceptionally creative and imaginative, far more than the average people at least.

If you do often catch yourself asking "am I dyslexic?" and are too apprehensive about admitting it then you can take an online dyslexia test to get your dyslexia diagnosed. After taking the test you will not only gain a better understanding of your condition but you will also find the confidence necessary to confront both yourself and others. This will be the first step that you can take into finding your place in this world.

Dealing with dyslexia as an adult can be a harrowing experience. You need not go on living in fear of rejection and denial. Dyslexia is a gift which once exploited will allow you to live your life better and more confidently.

The Dyslexia Screening Online is the only Online Dyslexia test which is approved by the Dyslexia Institute, UK. In 30 minutes you can learn whether you have dyslexia or not and that to from the comfort of your home. Click here to take the test now.

Test for dyslexia




If you have been called stupid, foolish, dreamer, dumb or lazy for the better part of your life then chances are that you would have asked yourself whether you are or are not a dyslexic. If yes then a test for dyslexia is the only way you are ever going to find out. Most tests for dyslexia will cost many hundreds of dollars for just an initial screening and are really time consuming to begin with. If, for now you just have a doubt which needs clarification then you can take an online test for dyslexia which can clear them up and boost your confidence.

Taking an online test for dyslexia is the surest and quickest way to understand what your condition really is. These tests are designed by professional psychologists and academics who understand that not everyone can afford a costly psychological exam. Another important benefit that these tests have to offer is that since the person will be taking the test all by him or herself they can answer in total honesty. This is important as many people while undergoing regular psychological screening tests find the questions shot by the psychologist quite intimidating and thus end up answering inaccurately by exaggerating, downplaying or even lying their way out. This problem is absent while taking an online test for dyslexia.

Online test for dyslexia are the safest way to getting your dyslexia diagnosed. These tests are performance based unlike the checklist based screening tests which are found everywhere and thus can give out a far more accurate picture of the condition that you are dealing with.

However do not think that taking the test is all what is need to be done. Remember the test is an indicator to your condition and not a solution (no test is). After taking the test you will need to approach a qualified professional psychotherapist who can help you overcome your dyslexia. The test will ensure that you and your psychological help understand the condition well so that a good solution may be pursued.

Click Here to take a test for dyslexia now. This is the only Dyslexia screening system which is approved by the Dyslexia Institute, UK.

The Dyslexia Screening Online is the only Online Dyslexia test which is approved by the Dyslexia Institute, UK. In 30 minutes you can learn whether you have dyslexia or not and that to from the comfort of your home. Click here to take the test now.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

CARA MENGENAL PASTI KANAK-KANAK DISLEKSIA

•Murid telah mendapat pengajaran yang sesuai/relevan dan memuaskan
•Murid telah diberikan langkah-langkah pemulihan yang dirasakan sesuai


1. Nampak cerdik, pandai dan ceria.
2. Fasih bertutur atau berkomunikasi dengan sesiapa saja.
3. Fahaman lisannya baik.
4. Lemah dalam ejaan dan tulisan.
5. Pencapaian akademik berbeza.
6. Suka bertanya.
7. Bersifat ingin tahu.
8. Melalui pemerhatian yang teliti.
9. Minat pada subjek yang tidak
banyak membaca.
10. Melalui interaksi / hubungan
dengan mereka.
Melalui ISD, KPM.
Dapat dikenalpasti melalui pelbagai jenis ujian piawaian.
Contohnya seperti berikut :-
a) Ujian Reven ( IQ )
b) Pengamatan – lisan
c) Berpandu gambarajah bersiri
d) Ujian kebolehan berfikir
(Apa,Siapa,Bila dan lain-lain)
11. Pemeriksaan perubatan.

FAKTOR DISLEKSIA

Faktor-Faktor yang menyebabkan Disleksia

Membaca merupakan tugasan yang amat rumit dan kompleks bagi manusia, ia memerlukan kesempurnaan dari segi kefungsian otak dan sistem saraf pusat (Lerner, 1997).

1. Hattum (1980) mengatakan bahawa kesukaran membaca disebabkan oleh sistem saraf pusat yang tidak berfungsi dengan baik (disfungsi).


2. Sistem pemerosesan auditori dan visual di otak orang yang mengalami disleksia, selalunya lebih kecil sebanyak 27 % daripada otak orang normal(Galaburda & Tallal,1991)
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3. Nicolson dan Fawcett (1995) mencadangkan bahawa serebrum otak dan keanehan otak boleh memberi kesan kepada kawalan motor, perkembangan automatif dan organisasi sesuatu kemahiran, termasuk kemahiran dalam fonologi dan bahasa.

4. Lovegrove (1991) dan Livingstone et al. (1991) dan Cornilissen et al.(1995) telah cuba mengkaji korelasi kekurangan yang didapati dalam sistem pemerosesan visual seseorang yang mengalami disleksia dengan pembelajaran membaca. Sekali perhubungan di antara keduanya dapat dibuktikan, ringkasnya sifat semula jadi perhubungan masih lagi belum jelas.

5. Secara umumnya diakui bahawa faktor yang menyebabkan disleksia adalah daripada genetik yang pada dasarnya terletak di bahagian bahasa di otak (Hulme & Snowling, 1991)
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6. Dalam penerangan Chalfant dan Scheffelin (1969) mengenai ketidak fungsian dengan baik sistem pemerosesan pusat kanak-kanak, menjelaskan bahawa penyelidik-penyelidik menyokong kenyataan yang mengatakan bahasa berkait rapat dengan anatomi dan fisiologi otak.

7. Daripada pemerhatian Lenneberg (1976) terdapat penglibatan yang sama rata di hemisfera cerebral pada peringkat awal perkembangan bahasa, kemajuan perkembangannya lebih di hemisfera otak kiri dan berterusan berlaku sedemikian. Jika sekiranya hemisfera otak kiri tidak berfungsi dengan baik sebelum atau semasa perkembangan di peringkat awal, hemisfera otak kanan akan menyambung penglibatannya dalam pemerosesan linguistik.

8. Banyak dilaporkan mengenai literalisasi fungsi bahasa di hemisfera otak kiri oleh penyelidi-penyelidik, Oleh itu Kinsbourne (1975) menrumuskan bahawa pada mula memang wujud pengkongsian sama rata di antara dua hemisfera serebral otak.

9. Dorongan daripada saraf visual dan auditori dibawa ke kedua hemisfera otak secara serentak tetapi hemisfera otak kiri yang bertindak balas kepada stimuli linguistik seperti perkataan, simbol dan pemikiran (Lerner, 1997).

10. Kedua hemisfera otak tidak bekerja kesemuanya secara bebas, terdapat hubung kait di antara elemen-elemen dan kefungsian kedua hemisfera otak. Proses pembelajaran bergantung kepada kefungsian dan hubung kait di antara kedua hemisfera otak(Cotman & Lynch, 1988; Hiscock & Kinsbourne, 1987; Gaddes, 1985)