Dyslexia and dysgraphia are not diseases. Dyslexia and dysgraphia do not have any “cures”.
A person with dyslexia and dysgraphia suffer from reading and writing deficiencies. A person who has dyslexia finds reading much more difficult. He struggles to read certain words and is many times challenged with comprehending what he reads. A person with dysgraphia finds writing much more difficult. He writes with many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. Many times he needs to decide if not to write at all or to write something that he knows is full of mistakes and can be received negatively by those reading his text.
So, what does it mean to Overcome Dyslexia and Dysgraphia? It means to provide the tools and capabilities to alleviate the reading and/or writing difficulties.
For those with dyslexia, it means to provide the reader the tools so that if a word is difficult to read, that the person can easily ask that this word would be read out loud. If the reader still does not understand it, he/she can easily access the dictionary meaning of the word getting a better understanding of the word. In addition, many times people with reading difficulties, find it much easier to comprehend text that is read out loud to them. In those cases, these people should be able by a click of a button have the text read out loud to them.
Bottom line: Overcoming Dyslexia means to have all the tools available so that a person can read text easily and understand it.
For those with dysgraphia, it means to provide the writer the tools so that all his misspelled words, even the ones that are very difficult to decipher, are understood and corrected. That the corrections are offered as the text is written for maximum productivity, including grammar and punctuation corrections. That the text can be even predicted in order to speed up the writer’s typing.
Bottom line: Overcoming Dysgraphia means to have all the tools available so that a person can write text independently. People with dysgraphia should feel the confidence to answer an email or post a comment to Facebook without thinking twice or needing to ask anyone for help.