Dyslexia

Dyslexia

My own Son was diagnosed with Dyslexia at age 10. When psychologically tested he had the spelling age of a 7 year old and the reading and comprehension age of an 8 year old with an IQ of 121. After completing balance and co-ordination exercises for 1 year he was re-tested. All of his scores had risen to his chronological age at 11 (spelling was just 8 months behind)!! He has moved up two classes to the top stream and his English teacher has confirmed that she sees no signs of dyslexia in his work.

Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to read, write and retain spellings. People with Dyslexia will often be of high intelligence. In many cases they will be able to achieve above average results in Mathematics against below average results in spellings, reading and comprehension. They will often be disorganised and forgetful. Speech might not be fluent and they might find it difficult to express thoughts verbally. Due to their high intelligence and inability to prove it to teachers and parents alike, they will often get frustrated very easily – mostly at themselves.

Dyslexia sufferers may also display symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder such as low concentration, difficulty getting to sleep, can’t sit still etc.

Learning Breakthrough’s balance and sensory development activities combat the root cause of Dyslexia and related difficulties such as Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders. The programme physically changes the way in which the brain processes information. (Please refer to the science page for further details).