Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities and about 4% of people over the world suffer from it. These patients have difficulty in processing language, especially in tasks involving reading and writing. Dyslexia is more common in males as compared to females and it can continue into adulthood also.
SYMPTOMS OF DYSLEXIA
Symptoms of dyslexia may vary from mild to very severe and can be broadly grouped into the following categories:
Reading (and spelling):
The child is often confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences or verbal explanations
His reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions (‘b’ instead of ‘d’, ‘p’ instead of ‘q’), omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words
He may feel that the letters or words to be moving or jumping around on the page when he is reading or writing
He reads and rereads with little comprehension
He seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem
Writing (motor skills) : He has trouble with writing or copying in class
He is clumsy, uncoordinated while writing, handwriting may be illegible
He can be ambidextrous and often confuses left/right, over/under
Hearing and Speech : The child is easily distracted by sounds or he may hear things that have not been said
He may face difficulty in speaking out what he is thinking (cannot put thoughts into words)
He may mispronounce words (e.g. ‘God’ instead of ‘Dog’), transpose words while speaking, leave sentences incomplete or take long halts during his speech
Memory : He has poor memory for facts, sequences, information that has not been experienced
His memory can be very good for things that have been experienced
In general the child can appear to be very bright and intelligent but when it comes to reading, writing, spellings, etc he can be very bad at these
The child learns best through experience, observation, demonstrations, experimentation, and visual aids
He can fare well in verbal tests but may not be able to do well in written exams
General features :
The child can be very talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, designing, etc.,
He may have high IQ but may not score well academically
At school, he may be labeled as lazy or careless due to his symptoms
The child may develop low self-esteem due to his inability to cope up with the educational system
CAUSES OF DYSLEXIA
Dyslexia is an inherited condition which appears to affect more boys than girls and the genetic component has been found to play an important role in the development of this condition. In dyslexic patients, structural differences in the way the brain is wired up during development stage have been found. There has been found a deficit in a special pathway between the eye and the brain- the "magnocellular pathway&"- in dyslexic individuals. Many people with dyslexia have also found to be deficient in omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR DYSLEXIA
Dyslexia a constitutional disorder, as it is an outcome of a constitutional problem (genetic factors). a Homeopathy is definitely recommended for the management of dyslexia. Specially modified teaching methods and educational environment, special tutoring, summer school, speech therapy, or placement in special classes help the dyslexics to cope up better. Homeopathic treatment is extremely effective in the cases of Dyslexia and strongly recommended. along with other supportive therapies.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR DYSLEXIA
AMMONIUM CARBONICUM Ammonium carb. Is effective for mathematical disability. Tendency to makes mistakes in speaking , writing and calculating . Depressed with weakness of intellect.
BARYTA CARBONICA Baryta carbonicum is an excellent remedy for learning disabilities in children. The forgets her errand or word in her mouth. The child have loss of memory , mental weakness, loss of confidence, and have confusion. The child is timid, cowardly, and hides behind the furniture and keeps the hands over the face, peeping through the fingers. The child also have dullness of the mind. The child has trouble in concentrating .
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM Lycopodium clavatum is one of the top Homoeopathic remedies for learning and writing disabilities in children. Children having weak memory , and confused thoughts. The child spells or writes wrong words and syllables. The child cannot read what he writes. His speech is indistinct and stammers out the last word. He is unable to learn languages and often makes mistakes. Brain fag after influenza. The child does not like to take up new tasks or do new things. The child has trouble paying attention during a conversation.
MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS Mercurius sol. Is prescribed for learning disabilities with profound reading disorder and disturbed speech. Child has poor self confidence, memory weak, forgets everything. Loss of will power and slow in answering.
KALI BROMATUMKali bromatum is an effective remedy for learning disabilities and it is prescribed when the child uses opposite words , hot for cold, . He often adds or omits letters while writing. There is loss memory and the child forgets how to talk , has to be told the word before he can speak it.
CANNABIS SATIVA Cnnabis sativa is prescribed for learning disabilities who repeats words while writing. The child is very forgetful cannot finish the sentence. There is vanishing of thoughts and want of words. Ideas seems to stand still , he stares in front of him is absorbed in higher thoughts , but is unconscious of them.The child has trouble in recalling what he has just done.
NATRUM MURIATICUM Natrum mur. is another effective remedy for learning disabilities where the child complains of a roaring, buzzing sound in the head and ears.Children learn to talk slowly. Awkward in talking, hasty, drops things.
CAUSTICUM Causticum is prescribed for learning disabilities with speech disabilities. The child mispronounces or uses wrong words while speaking.
STRAMONIUM Stramonium is used for learning disabilities where the person calls things by wrong names.
SUMBUL Sumbul is effective for children having weak mathematical skills.A person with this condition generally makes mistakes while writing and while performing simple mathematical calculations, especially while adding numbers.
HELLEBORUS NIGER Helleborus is another effective remedy for learning disabilities with weak memory.The child has trouble remembering what he might have heard. Child is slow in answering.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS Thuja occ is effective for reading and writing disabilities. Dullness of mind. Cannot concentrate. Speech slow, hunts for words.