DYSLEXIA-EFFECTING CREATIVE/TALENTED PEOPLE TO THOSE WHO BECOME DEPRESSED. TEAM: CREATIVE AND BEYOND TEAM MEMBERS: IAN McKNEIL (TEAM LEAD) ROSEMARY PEEL TEAM ASSIGNMENT No.6
DYSLEXIADyslexia is derived from the Greek word meaning“difficulty with words” and approximately 10%have some form of dyslexiaIt could be considered to be a different learningability rather than a disability.These people can learn effectively and efficientlybut often require a non traditional approach. 2
CREATIVE AND TALENTEDDYSLEXICSCreative and talented Dyslexics are foundin many professions: •Actors and Entertainers •Inventors and Scientists •Artists, Designers and Architects •Athletes •Physicians and Surgeons •Political leaders •Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders •Filmmakers •Writers and Journalists •Law and Justice • Military Heroes •Musicians and Vocalists:
CURRENT DAY•Approximately one in seven Americans or 15% of the U.S. population has some type of learning disability,according to the National Institutes of Health•Dyslexia is estimated to affect 10% of the population inAustralia.
IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITYWithout the appropriate assistance there can be a huge negative society impact on the community:•Students with learning disabilities have a dropout rate ofare 35%. This is twice the national average.•Less than 2% obtain a four-year college degree.•In excess of 30% of all welfare recipients are estimated tobe learning disabled.•Over 40% of prisoners are estimated to be learningdisabled.
CURRENT OPINION Multi Sensory Language (MSL)- Multisensory Teaching:Students and teachers are encouraged to use some or all of theirsenses (auditory, visual, kinaesthetic/tactile) to:•Gather information about a task;•Link information to ideas they already know or understand;•Perceive the logic involved in solving problems;•Learn problem-solving steps;•Tap into nonverbal reasoning skills;•The ability to recognise visual sequences and remember them;•Understanding the meaning of visual information andrecognising relationships between visual concepts;•Performing visual analogies.