What is Dyslexia?
most accurate description I have heard is “mirror-eyed.” However,
this is just part of the problem. Dyslexia has been considered a
visual disorder, but research has now determined it to be a hearing
disorder as well. Yale University Medical School has determined, by
using an MRI of the brains of dyslexics while reading, that activity
occurs in the frontal region. This is the part of the brain that
governs articulated speech. In contrast, the average reader's brain
shows activity in the lower back area where letters and
sounds are integrated. As a result, the dyslexic does not hear what
they are reading. This is why there is no comprehension or retention
of information. When the brain, eyes, and ears are not functioning
in unison, information is scattered and lost. The brain can be
retrained and rewired to take in written information collectively.