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1 Running head: EDUCATION Dyslexia has a Negative Effect on Learning (Author’s name) (Institutional affiliation)
2 EDUCATION Problem Statement No universal definition exists in regards to dyslexia as it depends on professionals’ field of study. However, the primary translation is ‘difficulty with words’ and usually involves challenges with language like spelling, how to read, alongside how to write. Some might experience difficulties based on vision and memory thus dyslexia is a type of SpLD. According to Stein and Walsh, ‘ Dyslexics are notoriously clumsy and uncoordinated, their writing is appalling, their balance is poor, and they show other soft cerebellar signs .... [ CITATION Cri17 \l 1033 ] ’ This research study is focused on determining if Dyslexia has a negative effect on learning. This is in regards to what students in institutions of higher learning suffering from dyslexia undergo. Based on how severe the condition is, learners tend to witness different experiences capable of affecting every single aspect of their study lives. In this regards, the research aims at portraying a wider picture of negative effects of dyslexia among learners specifically university students. Ramus contends that, ‘ there could be three partially overlapping subtypes of dyslexia, each being an independent contribution to reading difficulties… [ CITATION Sak161 \l 1033 ] ’ How are students coping with this disability based on a totally new environment in regards to learning? Learning often makes people depend less in regards to family as well as friends and engage more in self-dependence. The research focuses on finding out if students that have dyslexia endure problems due to self-dependence based on coping with course workloads, deadlines, and making new study friends. Does dyslexia challenge learning intellect of leaners? Little research exists on negative effects of dyslexia on learning. According to Humphrey, ‘They shout at you for not doing work; the headmaster didn’t believe in dyslexia[ CITATION Lin19 \l 1033 ] .’ This research offers an insight into experiences of learners who have the disorder and
3 EDUCATION evaluates negative impacts. Dyslexia tends to be a ‘hidden’ disability based on lack of physical symptoms that individuals can recognize. This is unlike the rest of disorders like Down syndrome which is recognizable immediately when seen. In essence, people often get confused and make assumptions on performance of those having the disability. Failure of diagnosing dyslexia attracts characterizations such as ‘stupid’, ‘lazy’, as well as ‘thick’. Failure of assessment may thus lead to low self-esteem among dyslexic learners. History and Scope of the Problem It has been over one hundred years since the mentioning of a case involving an individual who exhibited intelligence characteristics and had problems based on how to read and write. Dr. Kussmaul mentioned the scenario and referred the problem word blindness.

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