The Myth of “Living With” Dyslexia: Why We Aim for Correction

For too long, dyslexia has been framed as a limitation that students must learn to live with. At Stowell Learning Centers, we see things differently.

We believe in correcting dyslexia through proven, research-backed methods that address the root of the learning challenges, not just the symptoms.  And we’ve done that successfully for 40 years.

Our educational philosophy is based on the understanding that the brain is adaptable and capable of significant change, known as neuroplasticity. Through intensive, customized interventions, we help students develop the necessary skills to read and process information efficiently. This correction approach transforms the educational experiences and outcomes for dyslexic students.

Parents watching their child struggle with dyslexia should know that there is hope for a permanent solution. By focusing on correcting the underlying issues, rather than compensating for them, we empower students to achieve their full academic and personal potential. This shift in approach can dramatically alter a child’s perception of their abilities and future.

Join us at Stowell Learning Centers, where we turn the challenges of dyslexia into opportunities for growth and achievement. Our commitment is to provide transformative educational experiences that correct dyslexia, ensuring that every student can succeed.

FAQs –

What are 3 common signs of Dyslexia?

  • Difficulty with Reading and Spelling Dyslexic children often have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes, which affects their comprehension. They might sound out every word, misread words but still grasp the meaning, and struggle with spelling even common words​​​​.
  • Letter and Number Reversals Persistent difficulty with letter and number reversals, particularly beyond the age of seven, is a common indicator. This includes confusing letters like ‘b’ and ‘d’ or ‘p’ and ‘q’, and numbers like ‘6’ and ‘9’​​​​.
  • Difficulty with Phonemic Awareness Dyslexic children often struggle with phonemic awareness, which is the ability to think about and manipulate the sounds within words. This leads to problems with decoding new words and remembering the sounds of letters​​​​.


What’s it like living with Dyslexia?

Living with dyslexia presents a unique set of challenges and experiences that can profoundly impact an individual’s life. Dyslexia is primarily a learning disability in reading, but its effects go beyond just difficulties with reading and writing. For many, it affects self-esteem, school performance, and even career prospects.

Children with dyslexia often feel immense frustration and anxiety due to their learning challenges. They might be very intelligent and capable in many areas, yet struggle significantly with reading and spelling. This discrepancy can lead to a sense of inadequacy and self-doubt.

For example, a dyslexic student might understand and articulate complex ideas verbally but find it almost impossible to put those thoughts into written form without errors and confusion.

They often reverse letters and numbers or see letters and words as moving or distorted on the page​​​​.

This daily struggle can lead to emotional and psychological impacts. Dyslexic children often become frustrated or angry, and may develop a fear of being singled out or embarrassed in front of their peers. This fear can lead to avoidance behaviors, such as trying to skip reading or writing tasks altogether​​​.

Despite these challenges, many individuals with dyslexia develop unique strengths, particularly in creative and spatial thinking.

They often excel in areas that require big-picture thinking, problem-solving, and hands-on activities. For instance, dyslexic individuals might be highly skilled in areas such as art, mechanics, acting, or sports, where their ability to visualize and think in three dimensions offers a distinct advantage​​​.

The good news –

People with Dyslexia can learn to read and write as easily as the rest of their peers.

What it takes is NOT “more of the same.”  Instead, they need specific exercises to build the skills that make reading easy.  These skills aren’t taught in schools or tutoring.  But with specific intervention, permanent correction is completely possible.

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