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Children often lack the ability to accurately convey exactly what they're experiencing. That can be problematic when a child has a learning disability -- if we aren't exactly sure what their problems are or what they're feeling, it becomes even more difficult for teachers and parents to help them learn.

The dyslexic viewpoint

As a teacher, I've often wondered what it would feel like to have a learning disability. What do these kids go through trying to learn basic math and reading skills?

My students with dyslexia and ADHD, for example, can become incredibly frustrated when they see that they aren't learning like their peers. What's even worse for them, though, is that they also can't express what they experience.

Because they've grown up feeling or seeing the world the way they do, it's difficult to describe their perspective compared to ours.

How to experience dyslexia

Consider this: if you've never seen the color blue, and didn't know what items were colored blue, could you describe it? Isn't it difficult to accurately convey something you don't have a point of reference to?

Luckily, advancements in technology are helping us more and more fully understand and even experience how someone with a learning disability sees the world.

If you'd like to see what it's like for your child with dyslexia, for example, check out this link. In it, you'll see a powerful representation of just how hard it can be for someone with dyslexia to read.

Perhaps it will give you a new appreciation and respect for the struggle our students go through with leaning disabilities!

A new outlook

I sat for a few minutes trying to read the text of that link, and it was beyond frustrating. I started to get a headache and wanted to give up -- that was only after a few minutes!

I can't imagine having to be in school trying to learn like that, especially if I can't properly describe what I'm going through. As a teacher and mother of children with learning disabilities, it gave me an entirely new outlook. 

New programs like this are being created every day, and hopefully we'll have a proper representation for how everyone with a learning disability sees the world. Perhaps it will give you a new appreciation and respect for the struggle our students go through with leaning disabilities!

Key Takeaways:

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Children with learning disabilities have trouble expressing how they experience the world.
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New programs help teachers and parents understand how a dyslexic person sees the world.
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Understanding how someone with a disability sees the world can give us a new outlook.

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