written by Tami O
Addy is a 10 year old girl who wants to help others understand what it’s like to live with Dyslexia. Her mother, Sarah, has fought for both representation and better learning experiences for her daughter, which brought them to Lexia Learners, where Addy’s reading skills have improved at an incredible rate.
Excited to increase awareness, Sarah and Addy were kind enough to speak me about their experiences, sharing their view on Dyslexia and how tutoring has changed the way Addy deals with its effects.
Interview edited for clarity.
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, (also referred to as Irlen Syndrome and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.
Scotopic Sensitivity Self-Test
If you answer yes to 3 or more of the following questions, your child may benefit from Irlen Spectral Filters or using overlays at school. To learn more schedule a consultation.
With Dyslexic Dysgraphia a person’s spontaneously written work is illegible, copied work is pretty good, and spelling is bad. Finger tapping speed (a method for identifying fine motor problems) is normal. A Dyslexic Dysgraphic does not necessarily have Dyslexia. Dyslexia and Dysgraphia appear to be unrelated but often can occur together.
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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.