Hi everybody, I just read an interesting bit of information about a solution for stabilizing text on a page. It involves a special set of lenses you read through. There are lots of ideas out there to help manage the many issues that arise from being Dyslexic and I recommend you look at this one.
The website is www.readfluent.com and it tells about a study Dr Robert Dahlem is doing to establish the effectiveness of his patented devise, the RAD Prism glasses. His explanation of why this devise works is very simple, that light is not coming into each of the eyes in the same manner with individuals with trouble reading. The “glasses” alter the way the light comes into the right eye and apparently this allows both eyes to read the text on the page in the same manner. According to the 300 participants so far these glasses work extremely well.
We are always happy to let our loyal readers in on new systems and methods out there that help with Dyslexic issues. Even though this new invention is in its early stages of development we think it looks valuable to many people. I do have a couple of things I would like to address about the website and the doctors definition of Dyslexia.
One of the links at the website I noted above is “Get the RAD Prism”. There they list a series of common symptoms of Dyslexia. Yes those are some symptoms of Dyslexia but not really the most common ones. They are the symptoms that most people hear about when they talk about Dyslexia and they are also seen by teachers and parents most often. However, of equal importance are the other indicators of Dyslexia that we see with the adults and students we talk to when we do our workshops, presentations and assessments. These other indicators include; difficulty understanding complex and abstract instructions, getting mixed up with directions, mixing up left and right, confusion over fractions and measurements, difficulty telling time or being on time, miscomprehending what a person has explained because the “Big Picture” wasn’t included in the explanation and more difficulties with concepts that the Dyslexic or right-brained individual considers as abstract. So rather than say the RAD Prism lenses cure Dyslexia lets just say it seems to help with the problems of instability of black text on the page.
On another blog I read earlier today I saw an interesting response to the RAD Prism that is something we actually do during our Assessment for Dyslexic Issues. It involves using different coloured clear transparencies over text. We have found the results to be instant and often very dramatic and costs next to nothing. Students report that the words stop moving and usually their reading speed and comprehension increase immediately.
Dyslexia is a very large and complicated topic and we will continue to bring more of the latest news about research and studies pertaining to Dyslexia. We always say in our presentations to parents, teachers, psychologists, service providers and care givers of all types, use as many methods as will work. There is no one single way to manage Dyslexia but there sure are lots of simple methods that can make a big difference.
Our books describe Dyslexia as a Learning Differenceand we have many teaching methods for various Dyslexic issues. We invite you to take a look – www.dyslexiavictoria.ca
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