Dyslexia is the name for a specific range of characteristics caused by a processing difference. Dyslexia comes from the Greek words ‘dys’ meaning difficulty and ‘lexia’ meaning words.
Dyslexia is demonstrated through the individuals strengths and weaknesses.
The most common activities affected by the dyslexic difference are reading, writing, spelling and numercy, although dyslexia involves more than just difficulties with written language. Early clues may include an intuitive type of intelligence, a more holistic way of thinking rather than a linear, sequential way. Dyslexic children are often particularly good at solving complex problems by seeing the bigger picture and by contrast , despite their best efforts experience failure and frustration in some tasks that other children find (literally) as simple as ABC.
The help on offer with dyslexia is often in the form of specialized teaching methods, but there is an enormous amount of research in field of epigenetics that shows us how the formation of pathways and genes are connected to the internal environment, which includes diet!
Cellular biologists now recognize that the environment (external universe and internal-physiology), and more importantly, our perception of the environment, directly controls the activity of our genes. The New Biology
by Dr. Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., 2001