LearningRx Dispels the Myth About Dyslexia and Reading Letters Backwards
January 31 is Backward Day, and LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, is setting the record straight about dyslexia and reading letters backwards.
“The most basic symptom of dyslexia is not seeing ‘reversed letters’ as many people believe,” explains LearningRx Chief Research Officer Tanya Mitchell. “The truth is that 85 percent of learning-to-read difficulties are caused by weak phonemic awareness—the cognitive ability to blend, segment, and analyze sounds.”
The word dyslexia actually means “poor with words or trouble with reading.” This could mean reading fluently, out loud, reading new words, and/or pronouncing words correctly.
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Difficulty transferring what is heard to what is seen and vice versa
- Struggles pronouncing new words
- Poor at distinguishing similarities/differences in words (no, on)
- Weak at letter sound discrimination (pin, pen)
- Low reading comprehension
“Another myth is that dyslexia is lifelong label,” says Mitchell. “But it doesn’t need to be. One-on-one brain training targets the weak cognitive skills associated with dyslexia. LearningRx has helped students of all ages become better readers.”
To find out what personal brain training can do for your struggling student, visit www.LearningRx.com.