Children will always be special to their parents no matter what. We have heard incredible stories about children receiving emotional support from parents. stories of how they faced challenges and conquered them all thanks to their parents. Taking care of a child with special needs is a major task, one that should truly receive an award. When Kelly Ripa started gushing over her son, Joaquin’s, performance in school, she could not hold back her tears because they were no ordinary achievements.
Her son has dyslexia, a disease that hinders learning in children and conquering it to receive good grades is no small task. Along with Ripa, Seacrest also cried as he found it incredibly hard to hold back his tears.
She spoke about how her son suffers from dyslexia because of which school has been a challenge for both Joaquin and her. But when she attended a recent parent-teacher conference, she was told that Joaquin received straight A’s. Upon hearing this, she could not hold back her tears and cried then and there.
Ripa is also a mother to Michael, 20, and Lola, 16. She joked that when the teachers saw her crying they were confused and had to remind her that she had just received good news. Joaquin already knew his grades but decided to keep it a secret from her mom because he wanted to give her a surprise. And it was a surprise indeed. While Ripa cried, her son laughed a bit nervously. Seacrest tried to comfort her but was at a loss for words. He had the highest praise for his co-host. In his praise, he said, “I see the way you handle your career, and most importantly family… and it’s so impressive”. Seacrest revealed he had a weakness for tears and could not bear to see anyone crying in front of him.
With every opportunity that she gets, Ripa celebrates her son’s academic achievements. Last June, she posted pictures of the entire family gathered together for Joaquin’s graduation from middle school. They later celebrated with a party.
Watch her emotional story in the video below:
All You Need To Know About Dyslexia
It has been said that “Dyslexia is not a disease or an identifiable physical condition, but a learning style.” Parents with kids suffering from Dyslexia shouldn’t spend most of their time worrying. With the proper treatment, your child will be just as brilliant as any other.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the part of the brain that processes languages. People who suffer from dyslexia often find it difficult to communicate and express their emotions. They have problems with specific language skills, especially reading a text. While others find this mundane and easy, dyslexic people tend to struggle with this simple task. People suffering from this disorder also have issues with spelling, pronouncing, and writing words. Problems with language, in general, are common. The impact that dyslexia has on a person can change as they go through different stages of life.
What Causes It?
The exact cause of this disorder has not yet been identified. There are many factors that contribute to dyslexia. It’s not that the students who have dyslexia don’t have a desire to acquire more knowledge, they simply cannot comprehend some language exercises. The anatomical scans of the brain of a person suffering from dyslexia are different from that of someone who is not. Dyslexic people have issues identifying various speech sounds that are in a word. They can also sometimes have trouble recognizing certain letters that represent a specific sound. This is a key factor in their difficulty with reading. With the proper mode of teaching, dyslexic learners can be successful in the classroom.
How Common Is Dyslexia?
15 – 20% of the population shows some signs of dyslexia. It is not a very uncommon disorder. The symptoms include mixing up words that sound similar, poor spelling, poor writing, and inaccurate or slow reading. Dyslexia doesn’t only affect a certain group of people. It affects all people everywhere. Most dyslexic children are often really smart. The fields that they show promise in differs from one person to another. Sometimes, dyslexia is hereditary. Parents who have dyslexia are at risk of passing it onto their children. Some cases of dyslexia are easy to recognize while others can go unnoticed for a very long time.
The Effects Of Dyslexia
Dyslexia impacts different people in different ways. The severity of the disorder mainly depends on the learning environment of the student. Most dyslexic kids have difficulty with recognizing words, fluency in reading, writing, and spelling. Some children tend to learn reading and spelling easily under good tutelage from an early age, but they find difficulty with more complex language exercises and concepts such as grammar and writing essays.
People who suffer from dyslexia often find it quite difficult to express themselves in terms of communicating how they feel. They might also have difficulty understanding what other people are saying. Dyslexia is not something that only affects the academic ability of a student, but it is also something that can affect a student’s self-image. Some kids might feel ‘dumb’ or ‘stupid’ at times because they comprehend things differently than other kids in their class or school. A dyslexic student might even find it discouraging to go to school because of his inability to do what everyone else seems to be able to do with ease.
Treatments For Dyslexia
The best treatment that you can give a child with dyslexia is proper tutelage. Bring in a specialist who knows what he is doing. Most good candidates for this job have a structured, multisensory language approach to teaching. It combines the use of all the senses simultaneously. Although dyslexia isn’t a curable disorder, it is something that can be made better with the right treatment and support system.