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This is what an individual with
a dyslexic/ADD/ADHD thinking and learning style experiences in an
academic or social setting:
~ Confusion regarding a symbol
As people with the dyslexic thinking and learning style read, write
or listen they string together pictures in their minds in order to
understand what is being read/said/heard/written, and when they come
across words for which there is no picture, usually they push on
despite the blanks until the sentences are broken up so much that
comprehension is lost.
Dyslexics have a perceptual talent, triggered by confusion or
emotion, which works against them and they subconsciously flip
symbols around in their mind and view them from every direction,
trying to understand.
~ False sensory perception ~
~ Mistakes ~
To individuals with the dyslexic thinking and learning style these
distortions appear as reality; therefore, they make mistakes in what
they are reading, writing, or how they react to situations.
~ Frustration ~
Due to making mistakes, reading, writing, and other learning tasks
are no longer enjoyable. Individuals become frustrated with the
reactions of those around them.
~ Solutions ~
Compulsive behaviors, patterns and mental tricks are adopted to
reduce the mistakes and frustrations caused by disorientation:
extreme concentration, memorizing rather than understanding,
rereading over and over, sounding out each letter of every word,
avoiding reading or writing tasks, getting others to read or write
for them, hanging around with the “wrong” crowds, becoming “class
clown,” withdrawal from social situations, adopting the “I don’t
care” attitude, extremely good at making up excuses.