Monday, January 31, 2005

The Rising Nepal: Dyslexia Dossier - The George Bush Condition

The Rising Nepal: "AROUND ten to fifteen per cent of the global population is dyslexic – people with reading and spelling disabilities. Etymologically, the term, composed to two Greek words – dys meaning ill or difficult and lexis meaning word – literally means poor reading. That is the exact narration of dyslexia. It is normally used to refer to people, children and / or adults, who experience difficulties with reading, spelling or writing. Dyslexia may also affect short-term memory, mathematical ability, concentration, personal organization or sequencing.

Remember, dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence levels. What dyslexic people require, most of all, is a faith in their abilities, and the right learning environment. This list of those who have excelled despite dyslexia is extremely long: Tom cruise, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Richard Branson, Henry Ford Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Walt Disney, Beethoven, Mozart, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, George Bush, Alexander Graham Bell, Galileo and, of course, Steven Hawkins. Among writers and poets you have W. B. Yeats, Agatha Christie, John Irving, among athletes, Carl Lewis and Nolan Ryan etc. They have all scripted history."

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