Dyslexic children have an additional problem in this regard. Being highly sensitive they pick up the slightest moods, thoughts or energetic vibes from their parents. They don’t always interpret them correctly either, as their imagination can blow up any scenario to become a huge drama. My son was one of these highly dramatic individuals. He used to throw himself on the ground for additional effect and even minor issues could become big melt-downs. You know when he changed? – Confidence in himself! It wasn’t the kind of assurance that parents can pass on by talking about the inherent intelligence and capability they notice. That is of course better than telling them the opposite – but still won’t be taken seriously until they have proven to themselves, that they are smart, capable and can astonish the world and themselves. His HSC results were a huge confidence booster, getting into UNI or the course he wanted, being respected by his peers. Sometimes children need help to achieve this level of confidence, with others it comes naturally with time and effort.
I have watched Josh Kaufman along with 22 million viewers on Youtube about “The first 20 hours and how to learn anything”. Naturally, I had to put it to a test: Can an adult with dyslexia, with average or poor reading skills learn to read in twenty hours? And what steps would allow this shortcut to happen?