The Pros And Cons Of Dyslexics

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Writing is one of important activities on language learning. It is needed to transfer the information which they have seen or heard to be documented. In addition, writing is a complex activity on language learning since it needs the other abilities to write letters, numbers, symbols, words, phrases, and even sentences such as ability to read well, ability to understand the sequence of letter in a word, ability in using symbols, correct punctuation, and capital letters, ability to combine words into a correct sentence, and also ability to use correct grammar in a sentence. Yet, dyslexics have them in low quality. Since dyslexics have problem in writing, there are several mistakes which are commonly made by dyslexics. Dyslexics usually have illegible handwriting…show more content…
Several studies have shown that when dyslexia is undiagnosed, it can cause a lot of frustrations and anxieties in the individuals involved (Riddick & Edwards as cited in Glazzard, 2012). Dyslexia is a ‘hidden’ disability, as there are no obvious external signs for people to recognize (Riddick as cited in Glazzard, 2012). It is not like some other disabilities, as for example down syndrome, or cerebral palsy which people can recognize from the moment they see them. People can get confused and assume different reasons for the children’s poor performance in school. That is why, when dyslexia is undiagnosed, the characteristics like ‘stupid’, ‘thick’, and ‘lazy’ are commonly used to describe students with dyslexia. People who are not aware about dyslexia cannot find any other explanations for them who are not doing well at school. Lack of assessment may result in low self-esteem compared to non-dyslexic students (Humphrey as cited in Glazzard, 2012 ). On the other hand, lack of appropriate help and support can have long-term effects for people with dyslexia when reaching adulthood (Morgan & Klein,
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