Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Book..


akhirnya aku dpt gak beli buku ni..

actually dh lama gak aku beli. last mth kalu xsilap. tp aku blm abis baca lg.. baru baca beberapa chapter, asben dh copet. dia pulak nk baca.. so terbantut proses pembacaan aku..

bg aku buku ni bagus sgt. an eye opener for us a parents to dyslexic child. tambahan pulak penulisnya founder davis method yg method pengajaran dia digunakn widely throughout the entire world...

n the best part is, author dia adalah seorang dyslexic!

buku ni barangkali satu2nya buku yg buatkn aku menangis. mmg aku nangis baca buku ni.. buku2 lain xpernah buatkn aku menangis..

sbb musabab aku menangis adalah kt preface.. masa author tu cerita psl condition dia masa kecik.. menangis smpi terkencing dlm seluar.. masa budak kelas dia jerit hurry hurry!

aku teringat masa parent-teacher meeting, cikgu dia ckp.. farris ni buat keje lambat.. lmbt sgt nk menyalin.. bila cikgu dia ckp sapa xsiap keje xleh main.. menangis2 farris sbb keje dia blm siap.. n masa dia mula2 masuk sekolah, dia selalu duduk in one corner, tunduk, peluk beg.. smpi cikgu dia suruh duduk kt sebelah cikgu. Cikgu tgk dia buat keje..

paling hati aku tersentuh ayat last author dia tu in bold...

"I asked God not to make me sit in the corner any more."

That child's prayer is the sole reason for this book.

kalu korg jadi aku.. aku yakin korg mengerti...

Tapi tu dulu lah… Alhamdulillah Farris skrg dh byk berubah.. dh xder nk nangis2 lg.. keje dia sumer dh siap.. cikgu dia dh ubahkn tmpt duduk dia kt belakang. Tp dia masih blh concentrate, buat keje smpi siap. Dh siap, submit pulak kt cikgu ;)

as I flipped through page by page, ayat yg xhenti terdetik dlm hati aku adalah “Allah maha besar. Dyslexia is a gift. Not a disability. Allah maha kaya. Satu nikmat kau dia tarik, lebih yang dia bagi”..

Chapter one cukup menyuntik semangat aku nk lebih baca n paham buku ni.. ni aku copy paste sikit dr chapter one..

Nnt aku try summarize setiap chapter bila aku ada masa (insyaallah.. ni kena buat sbb aku dh janji dgn diri sendiri nk post more on dyslexic so that I can help other mothers out there). Aku akan try relate dgn situation kitorg n tulis in layman’s term. I’m not a good writer, but I hope I will do justice to this book.

Buku ni sgt bagus.. kalu rasa nk beli, sila lah cari.. rasanya less than RM70. Aku beli kt times bookshop Pavillion (maklumlah opis jln kaki dr Pavi)

Untuk emak2 yg ada anak agak susah utk belajar (xkiralah dyslexia ke, ADHD ke.. or setakat nakal , hyperactive xnk belajar), jgn give up. Ni dugaan utk kita.. Get all the help that u can.. Jgn duduk diam aje.. berpeluk tubuh xubah apa2.. get our mentality right.. and yg paling penting, jgn kurang berdoa..

baca petikan dr chapter 1 ni.. very encouraging kan.. makin bersemangat aku nk baca ;)



Usually when people hear the word dyslexia they think only of reading, writing, spelling, and math problems a child is having in school. Some associate it only with word and letter reversals, some only with slow learners. Almost everyone considers it some form of a learning disability, but the learning disability is only one face of dyslexia.

Once as a guest on a television show, I was asked about the "positive" side of dyslexia. As part of my answer, I listed a dozen or so famous dyslexics. The hostess of the show then commented, "Isn't it amazing that all those people could be geniuses in spite of having dyslexia."

She missed the point. Their genius didn't occur in spite of their dyslexia, but because of it!

Having dyslexia won't make every dyslexic a genius, but it is good for the self-esteem of all dyslexics to know their minds work in exactly the same way as the minds of great geniuses. It is also important for them to know that having a problem with reading, writing, spelling, or math doesn't mean they are dumb or stupid. The same mental function that produces a genius can also produce those problems.

The mental function that causes dyslexia is a gift in the truest sense of the word: a natural ability, a talent. It is something special that enhances the individual.

Dyslexics don't all develop the same gifts, but they do have certain mental functions in common. Here are the basic abilities all dyslexics share:

1. They can utilize the brain's ability to alter and create perceptions (the primary ability).

2. They are highly aware of the environment.

3. They are more curious than average.

4. They think mainly in pictures instead of words.

5. They are highly intuitive and insightful.

6. They think and perceive multi-dimensionally (using all the senses).

7. They can experience thought as reality.

8. They have vivid imaginations.

These eight basic abilities, if not suppressed, invalidated or destroyed by parents or the educational process, will result in two characteristics: higher than normal intelligence, and extraordinary creative abilities. From these the true gift of dyslexia can emerge -- the gift of mastery.

The gift of mastery develops in many ways and in many areas. For Albert Einstein it was physics; for Walt Disney, it was art; for Greg Louganis, it was athletic prowess.






A Paradigm Shift

To change our perspective of dyslexia from disability to gift, we must start with a clear, accurate understanding of what dyslexia really is, and what causes it. Doing this will bring out the positive as well as the negative aspects of the situation and allow us to see how dyslexia develops. Then the idea of correcting it won't seem far-fetched. Going a step beyond correcting the problem, we can also recognize and explore this condition as the gift it truly is.

Before a dyslexic person can fully realize and appreciate the positive side of dyslexia, the negative side should be addressed. That doesn't mean the positive side will not surface until the problems are solved. The gift is always there, even if it isn't recognized for what it is. In fact, many adult dyslexics use the positive side of dyslexia in their life work without realizing it. They just think they have a knack for doing something, without realizing their special talent comes from the same mental functions that prevent them from being able to read, write or spell very well.

The most common disabilities of dyslexia occur in reading, writing, spelling, or math; but there are many others. Each case of dyslexia is different, because dyslexia is an unintentionally self-created condition. No two dyslexics have created it exactly the same.

In order to understand the gift of dyslexia, we need to view the learning disability known as dyslexia from a different angle.

Dyslexia is the result of a perceptual talent. In some situations, the talent becomes a liability. The individual doesn't realize this is happening because use of the talent has become compulsive. It began very early in life and by now seems as natural as breathing.