Dyslexia Syndrome and Related Visual Stress known as Meares-Irlen
Dyslexia causes difficulties in personal organization, timekeeping, math, reading, writing and spelling which will affect self-confidence and may trigger anxiety, frustration and poor self-esteem. Stress reducing hypnotic techniques can really help
Dyslexia is an inherited condition thought to affect an estimated 10% to 20% of the population. Because it is a syndrome no two people are affected in the same way, the main difficulties centre on poor short-term memory, difficulty with information processing and visual coordination. Dyslexia causes difficulties in personal organization, timekeeping, math, reading, writing and spelling which will affect self-confidence and may trigger anxiety, frustration and poor self-esteem. Research has identified at least nine genetic factors involving chromosomes 1, 2, 6, 15 and 18, for further information or an assessment contact Dyslexia Action. To find out more about the Dyslexia related visual impairments, Mears-Irlen Syndrome and Convergence Insufficiency - Google: Professor John Stein (Oxford University) and listen to some of his short lectures. To find out more about the effects and creative benefits of Dyslexia read ‘The Gift of Dyslexia’ by Ronald D Davis (1997) For good quality cheap second hand books see http://www.abebooks.co.uk Dyslexia is specifically listed as disability under the Chronically Sick and Disabled People Act 1970 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. It is also covered by the Equalities Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act. Employers cannot discriminate against an employee or student who is diagnosed with a disability, including Dyslexia. Children (under age 18 years) are also covered by The Children’s Act 1989. Extra support and training for adults diagnosed with disabilities may be available via Access to Work. Contact through local JobCenter Plus. Many people with Dyslexia are extremely intelligent and very creative but struggle with memory issues. Hypnotherapy may help memory function and is a relaxing, easy and proven methodology that may help to lessen the feelings of stress that people with Dyslexia struggle with every day. Hypnotherapy can also help reduce concentration difficulties by boosting self-confidence, reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem. Famous people who are/were Dyslexic include: Albert Einstein, Graham Alexander Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Branson, Cher, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci, Susan Hampshire, Stephen Spielberg, Thomas Edison, W.B. Yeats, Jamie Oliver and Kara Tointon. To see Kara’s story Google: BBC 3. Don't Call Me Stupid.
Posted: Friday 3rd November 2017
Last Updated: Monday 6th November 2017