DYSLEXIA comes from the Greek word meaning difficulty with words or language. In the modern times, it’s described as a condition in which people have difficulty in leaning to read and write correctly. Dyslexics are not unintelligent, in fact they are generally very gifted, but learn differently. You may find it difficult to believe, but Albert Einstein, the world’s greatest scientist, was a dyslexic and had problems in reading and writing until he reached the age of nine. Dyslexics often show special talent in areas that require visual, spatial motor integration, but have a problem translating language into thought (as in listening or reading) or thought into language (as in writing or speaking) Although no specific cause has been found for this disease, it’s observed that their is difference in the functioning of brain which occurs either before, or around the time of birth, or is caused by illness (convulsions or accidents) later in life.
Another queer thing about dyslexia is that it can manifest itself in diverse symptoms, all of which may not be present in one person. Thus, the cure also requires a holistic and individualistic approach which. is the hallmark of homoeopathy.
Homoeopathic medicines are extremely effective in treating learning disorders associated with head injuries which may have occurred in infancy or early childhood. The medicines that have been found useful in this disorder are found under the section mind-learning disorders in Homoeopathic Medical Repertoire by Robin Murphy. But all leaning disorder cases need to be thoroughly evaluated by specific tests before they can be treated. Please make sure that these evaluations are done by an educator or a homoeopath who has experience in dealing with these disorders
Dyslexia can also be hereditary! and it’s been found that one member or the other in the family has a similar problem. Poor schooling or constant changes of school, particularly if this involves a drastic change in teaching method, can even retard the child’s ability to acquire the basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic. Poor health is another factor that can aggravate the condition of dyslexia. Common continuous disorders such as cold, bronchitis, headache, sore throat can prevent the child from concentrating on learning in school and is bound to affect his progress in school.