How Picture Thinking Can Cause Trouble When Reading, Writing and Speaking to Others.
Here is an example of how the Brain thinks in Pictures when reading and writing:
The man is walking down a street and start talking to women who is walking her dog.
This is how the Dyslexic thinks of this sentence: –
- A picture of a man
- The man is walking
- Walking in a street
- Then standing with a women
- They look like they are talking
- The women have a dog.
- The black type is showing the words that a Dyslexic person sees. These words describe an object or thing
The trouble with picture thinking is when the Dyslexic person is writing, is to areas:-
The dyslexic person can be describe a picture, the problem is that the Dyslexic person is describing the a
picture in describing words like objects, sounds and
feeling and smell. But when using the describing
words the Dyslexic person is missing out the vital
words in the English language. For example words
like it, at, when, how etc.
So when the Dyslexic person misses out these words or puts the words in the wrong place the Dyslexic person then has sentences modelled up. For example sentences like:-
Normal sentence –
A man is leaving his house to do some shopping in town. But he has to catch the bus to get into the town centre.
Modelled sentence –
The man leaving his house to do some shopping in town. But he has catch the bus to get into town.
A Dyslexic person has trouble to recognise words which is not a object (a thing word). So the dyslexic has trouble to under the words like the, and, it , has and then. The Dyslexic person will try to fit these words into his her sentence. But he or she will have trouble to understand where to fit these words into the sentence and he or she will have difficulty the understand if the words are the rights words to use.
And also the Dyslexic will also have trouble to understand where the (s) and other letter at the end of the words need to go. Sounds like s, ‘s, ies, tion, sion, ing and many more.
The dyslexic person is describing a blurred pictures and then seeing each word as a single picture and not as a whole sentence.
This can be a problem because the Dyslexic person is describing a picture sense but he or she is also say the words that he or she sees in there head. For example the Dyslexic Person is seeing the word in black the word is in front of a white back ground.
The trouble with this is that the Dyslexic person will find the sentences are confused. The sentences may have words in the wrong area of the sentence.
This usually happen when the Dyslexic person is writing. But the Dyslexic person will find that using a computer will help because the Dyslexic person will slow the thinking process down, than when he or she is thinking when writing, he or she is thinking to fast and that is when the words and sentences start to see problem occurring more often.
One of the biggest problems with Dyslexics writing ability is that they have awful comprehension.
- Where to put ( , )
- When and where ( ; )
- How to link sentence together
- How to put one idea per sentence and not 1/2 a dozen.
- The differences in words like their/ there
The Dyslexic person finds this very difficult because it is impossible the place them in the a picture, because they are describing a scene and nor a written sentence as a picture.
So the Dyslexic person will need special training for this and not just a normal English class because they will need teaching for the Dyslexic mind and what each comprehension point is about in the rules.
To learn these rules he or she will need to be shown the examples. A very simple example to show the point that is needed. Then describe how it works as a rule.
Because of the writing it is also a problem with where the Dyslexic should put the words into the sentence.
Many Dyslexics have trouble with sentence for example a sentence which has 2 ideas but should only have one.
This is because he or she is trying to get all the ideas on the paper, but need specific teaching to put sentences together as well as the Dyslexic teaching.
The problem is that the Dyslexic has the problem of putting sentences together and comprehension at should a young age, they just get thought as think so the teacher will not keep on trying.
So when they get into senior school and further education the problems really do start because the teachers look for intelligence on paper and that means the Dyslexic child/person will be kept back further.
This should be seen and taught in the special needs department instead of what is being done not.
They are concentrating on reading easy books which the children are not interested in.
Instead they should look at comprehension and how to write sentence, because that is where the biggest problem.
Teacher belief – “if you can’t put a sentence you are not intelligence”.
The truth is that the student are being kept behind and told that do not have the abilities for further education but they do with a bit of support.
So for the comprehension teaching it should be little but often with the same tutor. It would be best if the lesson were one-on-one or small groups.
This will allow easier learning and the teacher the teach and watch over the student/students closer.
The teaching concentrate on small areas and build up within time. Maybe 1 hour a week or even 2 hours.
Set the student small tasks for homework.
The trouble is when a Dyslexic person is reading is that the Dyslexic reading the words and he or she is having trouble to picture what they are reading.
The Dyslexic person needs to be able to picture what they are reading, but when he or she is reading,, each word adjusts the picture the Dyslexic person is seeing their minds.
The problem is that the picture that the person is seeing is blurred and that makes is harder for the Dyslexic person read.
The problem is that he or she is concentrate on each word that they are reading and trying the picture a sense or a image of the sentence and that is why they forget what they are reading.
The problem occurs when the Dyslexic person thinks in picture. He or she when reading will read each word, this is because they are having to picture the single word with it syllables.
Each words have a number of sounds and learning to split the word into part and confidger them to link into a work is very difficult. Because the Dyslexic mind sees the picture as one syllable on sound and putting them together takes a special technique which a dyslexic needs taught.
It can be easy for the dyslexic mind to link small words up to 3 syllables but it begins to be impossible when there are a words with a large number of syllables or syllable which are difficult to link up.
To be able to link these impossible words will need teaching by a Dyslexic tutor.
The dyslexic person can only think of one word at a time when it comes to reading.
I know from my experience that I will miss out vital and ordinary words in a book to help me and not to have any problems.
To be able to have the ability of being able to read larger words, have the teach, but read more books. The books will have longer and more complicated words and learning these words in picture format with the meaning as a experience or summary will help. But try to get the words in your long-term memory and not your short-term memory.
To get it into the long-term memory you should go through the dictionary or a words list (word that you have difficulty with) and bring them into conversation or keep writing them down. But each time you write them down say the syllables in your head or out-loud.
Write each syllables at a time. This will able enhance your spelling and writing ability.
Why Dyslexic People Have Problems to Spell
The Dyslexic person is spelling they say the sounds within the words and because of this they are not able to recognize the sounds with the spelling of the words.
So to allow the Dyslexic person to learn to have better spelling they must keep on learning the sounds that produce words and the sounds of the alphabet.
And also they must learn the differences of the words like sounds like:-
- Their/ there
(With these sounds they must all so learn the meaning of the words if you enhance the sounds within the spelling, you will enhance the ability of the dyslexic student reading ability.)