Have I ever told you that my husband suffers from dyslexia? I think I’ve mentioned it in the past, but not in the last several months.
His dyslexia went unnoticed, or undiagnosed, by his teachers in lower school and high school. Yes, he had a lot of trouble with some courses, but when he was beginning to fail the courses the principal of the school offered him extra credits for helping with the schools musical programs and theatre productions simply because he was, and is, a very talented musician.
What his school did was wrong. I’m sure they must have known that he had reading problems. Instead, Chris didn’t discover that he had dyslexia until he was in college when he was having a lot of trouble with the work. That was quite a blow to him because he had no idea that, that was what his problem was, and it actually caused him to be depressed for a while.
Once Chris was diagnosed with Dyslexia he learned new reading and writing techniques that have helped him a lot. I’m sure most people wouldn’t even realize that he’s dyslexic. Heck, he writes two blogs that many of you have visited – can you tell?
The reason why I’m talking about dyslexia today is because I’ve been asked to write an article for DyslexiaDecoded.com. This site offers a reading program that will help you, or someone you love who suffers from this disorder defeat dyslexia with free help. The free reading program and online course can be located on the website.
The DyslexiaDecoded.com website has a lot of information about dyslexia as well as the free reading program. If you are not sure that you, or a loved one has dyslexia because there’s been no formal diagnosis you might be interested in reading some of the signs and symptoms. This is just a small sample of the information that you’ll find on the site:
If a child is intelligent and appears to speak and listen normally but is unable to read, write, and spell, then there is probably some degree of dyslexia. Other signs include confusing letters and numbers, confusing left and right, and confusing directions: North, South, East, and West. A dyslexic student may experience difficulties with concentration, perception, memory, verbal skills, abstract reasoning, hand-eye coordination, as well as social adjustment.
At DyslexiaDecoded.com they believe that the key to defeating dyslexia is by learning to recognize vowel sounds quickly. If you are able to quickly recognize the appropriate sounds that vowel combination make you should be able to read at a decent speed. There are 44 sounds in the English language with about 15 being vowel sounds. Mastering recognition of these sounds enable better reading skills.
The ReadingBySix program provides a systematic approach that will help defeat dyslexia and other related reading problems. The course is not an easy course, and those with a medium to severe case of dyslexia might have to go through the course a few times before they see a lot of improvement in their reading skills. Whereas someone with a mild form of dyslexia might defeat the problem even before they finish the course.
Success, of course, depends upon how well you apply yourself to the course. The more you practice and the harder you try the more likely you will be to have success fairly quickly.
As I’ve said this program is free, but small donations are more than welcome as I’m sure the donations that they do receive are what help keep the program free. So if you take the course for yourself or download a copy of the course for your child or loved one please consider making a small donation.
Hard copies of the course may be printed via PDF files, or purchased online. The hard copies of the course might be helpful to those who want to study at various times throughout the day but don’t always have access to a computer.
If you’ve tried this program for yourself or for your child or loved one, feel free to write about this free course on your blog. It’s a free program that’s helping a lot of people and by writing about it you could have a hand at helping even more people learn about this program.
I do believe that my husbands dyslexia is much better than it was before he was diagnosed, but I do know that he still has problems with some of his reading and writing. I help him with spelling quite often. I might download this course myself and see if I can get Chris interested in trying it out.
If Chris does try this course I’ll update this post and let you know if DyslexiaDecoded.com and ReadingBySix helped him.