Dyslexia on Taaree Zameen "Every Child is Special" Movie
Talking about language dissorder, it also inseparable from one thing that is very close relation with one of the disorders of the brain that affects some people, especially children, namely Dyslexia. Dyslexia comes from the Greek language, the word "dys" meaning difficulty, and the word "lexis" meaning language. A disruption in humans that causes difficulty in recognizing the writing, reading, spelling. A dyslexic children have difficulty in school activities such as writing, reading, numeracy and others even to the age where it should already be done by the normal age. As shown in the film "Taare Zameen Par", A movie originally from India which tells about a boy about 9 years old who have difficulty in reading, writing and calculation and it can be said that it is a disorder of the brain that is Dyslexia, but by the time, by certain treatments makes dyslexic can be normal.
According TL Harris and R. E Hodges (Corsini, 1987: 44,). Dyslexia leads to children who can not read despite vision, hearing normal intelligence and language skills appropriate age.
Bryan and Brayan as cited by Mercer (1987, 310-311) .Disleksia as a form of difficulty in learning the components of words and sentences, which historically shows slow language development and almost always problematic in writing.
A dyslexic having problems on some things like writing problem. In the movie "Taree Zameen" also showed that the children with Dyslexia having problem in writing. Dyslexic can not distinguish article / letter which is alike, writing letters in reverse, even writing the word with the composition of random letters. Examples of mistakes made by dyslexic sufferers are, dyslexic wrote the letter "b" to "d" and opposite, reversing the letter "S" to be like the number "2" (mirror image), and so on.
In addition beside problems in writing, reading becomes very difficult for people with Dyslexia. The difficulty of reading happen because dyslexic considers that the text in front of the sufferers is not clear, so people difficult to understand what to read.
The next is a matter of calculation problems. Apparently, Dyslexic is not only have problem in reading and writing course, counting also becomes very difficult for the dyslexyc. This disorder has a name dyscalculia. As shown in the movie, people are faced with a few of math question, just to answer a multiplication question, for patients is very difficult and think hard
to find the answer.
From some of the problems faced by people with dyslexia appear clearly many questions about what actually happens to the patient. Factors where it came from someone affected by dyslexia there are three, namely, genetic factor, problem at hearing from an early age, andthere is also due to the combined factors between gen and also hearing problems since child. Research John Bradford (1999) in the US found indications that 80 percent of all subjects studied by the agency has a history or background of family members who have learning disabilities.
According to scientists dyslexia also occur because of differences in certain brain involved in dyslexia. brain indicates that dyslexia is the result of structural differences in the brain, especially in the left hemisphere. Brains of people with dyslexia showed very little activity in an area known to be very important to connect the written words with their phonetic components. Therefore, to read, people with dyslexia should foster alternative neurological pathways. People with dyslexia compensate by taking more of the front of the brain called Broca's area, which is associated with other aspects of language processing and speech
However, have Dyslexia does not mean the child has no other artificer. Dyslexic is not inferior to normal people in general related to intelligence, in the Movie shown that despite have a Dyslexia, the sufferer is still have extraordinary abilitie in painting. Not only that, some of world figures like Albert Einstain physics scientist, painter Leonardo Da Vinci, the inventor of the light bulb Thomas alpha Edison, and others who have disruption experienced but still able to use intelligence.
Dyslexia is a disorder that do not look physically. Patients will look the same physically as normal people. Problem difficulties in reading, writing, calculation and so on is not a permanent disorder in the sense that there is a solution / treatment that can be done by experts, educators, parents to make trouble proficiency level will be lost. It can be seen from the experience of people with dyslexia as a child and the disorder is lost when the sufferer growing up by certain treatment.