Patience, understanding, and hope can help dyslexics and their families overcome the frustration that comes with having a learning disability.

Living with a language or reading disability can greatly affect you, as well as those around you. As a species, we developed oral language because we are social beings; therefore, if you have difficulty communicating it can affect your social relationships.

And since the invention of the printing press, we have become literary beings; therefore a disability in reading can limit or even prohibit your access to the same kinds of information as others. It doesn't take much to see that either of these situations can easily cause you to feel frustration, lack of motivation, feelings of low self worth, and/or a poor self-concept. And, response to these types of negative feelings can spill over into your interactions with those you love.

In addition, your parents, spouse, family members, and  friends can become frustrated due to various reasons—a lack of understanding about what's happening, not understanding the disability, not knowing where to begin to find help, etc. Parents can be at a loss and frightened when their child is not succeeding in school. Family members can become upset when one's job is threatened due to a reading disability. It isn't easy.

But, there is hope. Many people have been in these shoes and were able to overcome the challenges associated with these disabilities. With the help of the information on this site, you can educate yourself, connect with a professional who can help, and begin to take the positive steps that will lead to success.

Success starts here!