Ever felt like this? If you’re dyslexic there could be a very simple explanation for this.
Dyslexics have a lower than normal threshold for confusion. What does that mean? It means that for some people – ‘word thinkers’, - the threshold for confusion is quite high. When they were young they would often come across things that they were unsure about and couldn’t figure out. They got used to that feeling. It is called confusion. Confusion is simply the opposite of certainty.
For picture-thinking people – which simply means that their imagination works like a movie or a memory of real life. Ah, you thought everyone thought like that didn’t you! Well they don’t. Apparently some people think predominantly in words. Such as when they think about a tree, they don’t ‘see’ a real tree in their mind; some people see the word ‘t-r-e-e’ or simply think the word tree. Who knew! I’d love to get inside their mind for a minute, just so I can completely understand it. Then I’d want to get out again, as it must be quite boringJ
Picture thinkers have a lower than normal threshold for confusion, because when they were young and they came across real things, they could figure them out – what they were, what they could be used for etc. They simply looked at the thing, then sort of looked at it from different angles in their mind, until they recognised it, or figured it out. They were good at it! But when they went to school because they were not use to being confused, they would instantly try to understand, but sometimes we can’t. We need to wait to get more information – we need to listen for longer, or read on to get more information.
For the dyslexic, it is difficult to read on, or to listen for longer… Why is that? They get disorientated. They go over things in their mind, or lose track when reading, or lose interest, go blank, get distracted, frustrated etc. This is disorientation. What is needed is a way to recognise it and a way to overcome it. Focus on Learning uses Davis Dyslexia Correction methods for correcting disorientation. We then work on methods to remove the confusions that are triggering disorientation. “I’ve tried!” I hear you saying. But not like this. The Davis Dyslexia Correction methods are simple. They can work every time. They will give you certainty, or methods to create certainty! This is what dyslexics need to feel confident. If you’re interested, contact Bets for a chat or to arrange a consultation.