Dysspeakia – A Newly Identified Neurological Disorder

 

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Dyslexia – Dyslexia is defined as chronic neurological disorder causing one great difficulty in learning to read or spell, despite a normal intelligence. It inhibits recognition and processing of graphic symbols, particularly those pertaining to language. Symptoms may include very poor reading skills, reversed word and letter sequences, and illegible handwriting.

Dysgraphia – Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. Reading ability may or may not be impaired, but people with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page.

Dysspeakia – Dysspeakia does not appear in dictionaries, but I see it demonstrated every day by our nation’s chief executive.  It causes a person great difficulty in expressing thoughts in a coherent manner.  Symptoms include excessive wordiness, repetition, inaccurate phraseology, carelessness with facts, hypersensitivity to criticism, and frequent hyperbole.

None of these disorders should be considered a reflection on a person’s basic intelligence or essential worthiness.  Judge an individual by his or her works, and give extra credit to the man or woman who overcomes disabilities such as these and goes on to achieve great things.

I favor our President, a man with severe dysspeakia, over the prevaricators and their sycophantic media supporters who seek to tear him down.  

 

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