Dyslexic and Proud: The Inspiring Success Story of a Dyslexic Entrepreneur
“Impossible is just an opinion.”
This quote by Paulo Coelho perfectly resonates with the life of Jess Arce, a dyslexic woman who braved the struggles brought by her learning difference and decided to live and work with it until she finally achieved success.
Jess Arce, America’s Dyslexia Expert, is the Program Director of Lexia Learners and the COO of I Am NOT Dumb, Inc. Jess is a self-diagnosed dyslexic. Her mom was officially diagnosed Dyslexic by Yale in the 40s. And even if at a young age, Jess was already showing signs of dyslexia, her mom knew very little about what this condition was.
Exploring the Different Types of Dyslexia and Their Characteristics
DIFFERENT TYPES OF DYSLEXIA
Phonological Dyslexia - This is the most common type of dyslexia. Students can’t break down individual sounds of language (phonemic awareness) and match them with written symbols.
This makes it difficult to sound out or “decode” words. Most kids with reading issues have some degree of phonological dyslexia. It’s also sometimes referred to as dysphonetic dyslexia.
Recognizing the Signs of Dyslexia: Early Identification and Intervention for Better Outcomes
What Is Dyslexia?
The most common thing about dyslexia, is everyone is affected by it differently. Dyslexia is like a fingerprint, uniquely designed. Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning difference that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. If you were to look at an image of brain activity, you'll find the brain of a dyslexic person doesn't light up in three areas when reading, that are lit up in a typical brain.
WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?
Neurodiversity is a term that highlights the diversity of human minds. It was first coined by an Australian sociologist named Judy Singer back in the late 1990s.
The concept of neurodiversity points out that some children and adults think, learn and process information differently than others. This is when they started to include not just Autism, but other neurological conditions as well.
Three of the common neurodiversity aside from Autism would be Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
LEXIA LEARNERS LOUNGE
Jess Arce is a homeschool mom of four, a tutor for children & adults who struggle with Dyslexia & Dysgraphia and an all around entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping others understand dyslexia.