Some people within this group might be experiencing minor issues with literacy and may have found ways around these issues, in which case, their lack of awareness of dyslexia never becomes an issue for them.
Some of these people may have found ways around the difficulties they experience with literacy at a very young age. These people may have even forgotten that they once experienced difficulties when learning to read and write.
Lots of people in this category may have developed their literacy skills to a level that serves them well and so are not disadvantage on an educational or social level.
If this is the case, there is very little point for these people to now spend time focusing on the difficulties that they once experienced just to give it the label ‘dyslexia’ – as these difficulties have been overcome and are not having a negative impact on their lives.
Then, within the group of people that we are categorising as White Belts in Dyslexia there are those that experienced more severe difficulties when trying to learn to read and write and who have been unable to overcome these difficulties.
There are people within this group that try to make sense of the difficulties that they are experiencing with literacy by linking them to negative labels such as being ‘stupid’, ‘thick’, or, ‘abnormal’. And naturally, there are others who may not go to this extreme but who remain unsure why they are experience difficulties with learning to read and write.
It is this group of people that would perhaps benefit the most from exploring why they are experiencing difficulties with literacy – and if they decided too, then it is at this point that they may start to suspect that they are dyslexic and move into the Yellow Belt stage of their dyslexia development.
Within this video Antonio Farruggia-Bochnak explains some of the things that he experienced during his 14 years as a White Belt Dyslexic.
Antonio also explains some of processes that he coaches people through to assist them to create their own unique personal theory of dyslexia.
Coming soon… we are releasing a few videos that explain exercises that might be useful for people within the White Belt stage – so, keep checking back or join us on Facebook , Twitter or YouTube to keep updated.
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