Dyslexia is the name for specific difficulties or disabilities in reading.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia can be genetically inherited or an expression of neuro-developmental disorders associated with visual or auditory systems in the brain, or integration between the systems.
Unlike speaking, reading and writing were not part of the brain’s initial design. Written language is a recent development, invented approximately 4000 years ago. The written language is simply another means of communication, like a radio, TV or computer.
The invention of writing led to the cognitive reading processes. Since reading is an invention of a new activity, Humans are not born with build-in system in the brain for reading, like the motor and sensory systems. We have to develop it as a new skill. We do it based on existing brain systems: visual, auditory & motor systems and in the interconnection between them.
The Raviv Method is an advanced neuro-cognitive programme developed to allow people with dyslexia to acquire reading skills effectively. The programme is based on identifying developmental gaps (even if the reason is genetic inheritance), bridging them and specifically stimulating the brain to create pathways intended for effective reading.
- The reader complains that “the letters jump or shift before his eyes”
- Interchanging words or reading them in the opposite direction
- Reversing letters. It is most prominent with the letters b, d, p, q
- Difficulty identifying or interpreting letters and words
- Difficulty with phonological identification : Connecting a sound with a letter or a word
- Difficulty understanding the written word
- Difficulty in copying down from the board
- Reading not fluent ,frequently losing the location on the page
- Reading slowly and with effort
- Omission or addition of words in the text
- The reader does not remember the content when finished reading the page
- Avoiding reading. “Does not like reading”.