Dyslexia: Correction Unlocks Potential and Changes Lives

DYSLEXIA: CORRECTION UNLOCKS POTENTIAL AND CHANGES LIVESDyslexia, a common learning disability characterized by difficulties with reading and spelling, is often misunderstood as a permanent barrier.

At Stowell Learning Centers (Chino, Irvine, Pasadena, Thousand Oaks), we challenge this notion by emphasizing not just accommodation, but correction of dyslexia. Our approach is rooted in the latest brain research which shows that with targeted and frequent training, the brain can develop new pathways to process information more effectively.

Correction: Removing the Barriers Posed by Dyslexia

Imagine a talented soccer player hindered by a stone in their shoe. Traditional methods would teach them to manage the discomfort, but wouldn’t it make more sense to simply remove the stone? Similarly, we believe in removing the barriers posed by dyslexia, enabling students to fully realize their potential without compromise.

Decades of clinical evidence support our methods, demonstrating that children and adults can overcome the challenges of dyslexia. This means that bright, capable students no longer have to feel held back by their learning differences. Instead, they can thrive academically and personally, developing confidence and skills that extend well beyond the classroom.

Parents, it’s crucial to recognize that dyslexia doesn’t define your child’s intellectual capacity! Dyslexic individuals are often exceptionally creative and intelligent, and by addressing dyslexia effectively, we can unlock their true potential.

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What are the signs of Dyslexia? 

Here are a few symptoms that you might see if you or your child are struggling with dyslexia:

  • Difficulty remembering, discriminating, or blending letter sounds.
  • They sound out every word and then they don’t recognize words that they just read when they show up again later on the page.
  • They guess at words based on a few letters in the word.
  • They misread the word but get the meaning, so maybe they read cat for kitten or physician for doctor.
  • They have, or have had, difficulty with naming, sequencing, or writing letters of the alphabet.
  • They can’t decode new words; they’re dependent on their "fund" of memorized words.
  • They have letter or number reversals after age 7.
  • Their oral expression is much stronger than written expression because they write with words they can spell.
  • They can memorize spelling words for the test but can’t remember them later to use in writing.
  • They have confusion with small common sight words such as “the”, “of”, and “if” when reading. This one takes a little explanation: Dyslexic thinkers can visualize pictures and things easily. Connecting words with a mental picture helps students retain the words (for example, the word "cat" can be connected with the image of a fluffy, 3-dimensional cat). But what is an “if” or a “the?” Because many of these small, common sight words aren’t easily connected with a concept or image, they trigger confusion or disorientation for the dyslexic student when reading. Even if they could read all of those little words in a list, but as soon as you put it into a paragraph, they stumble over them.

How does Dyslexia affect a person?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects reading and writing skills.

Individuals with dyslexia may struggle to decode unfamiliar words, read fluently, and comprehend texts.

For instance, Jennifer, a student diagnosed with mild dyslexia, initially had difficulty reading and became frustrated. However, with targeted interventions, her reading skills improved to the point where she could read above her grade level.

Dyslexia can also lead to reduced confidence and anxiety, but personalized, focused correction can significantly enhance reading ability, boost self-esteem, and foster a more positive attitude toward learning​​.




DYSLEXIA INFO PAGE: Definition, symptoms, testing and treatment

LD EXPERT PODCAST EPISODE: Episode 49: Is My Child Dyslexic? Am I? - Jill Stowell

BOOK: "Take the Stone Out of the Shoe: A Must-Have Guide to Understanding, Supporting, and Correcting Dyslexia, Learning, and Attention Challenges" - by Jill Stowell

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