2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Not Visible but Present: Living with Dyslexia
Nasharee Z. Thomas
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Despite normal intelligence, many individuals today are living with the struggles of dyslexia. Spelling, reading aloud and general pronunciations are some the challenges faced. Dyslexics like myself, wrestle to prove to society that our condition is not made up, a sign of a low IQ or laziness. However, it stems from a structural difference in the west hemisphere of the brain resulting in learning difficulty not disability. This paper will explore the symptoms and myths of dyslexia and how society's view of dyslexia impact dyslexics.

Keywords: Disability, Dyslexia, myths

Topic(s):English
Disability and Society

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -4
Location: VH 1328
Time: 3:15

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