Another important post from Shanna Groves regarding hearing loss with the added issue of Auditory Dyslexia

Lipreading Mom

By Debra L. Butterfield / Guest Blogger

Marezie dotesan dozey dotesan liddle lamzie divy.

When you first learn a new language it looks and sounds like the above gobbledygook. But stop and imagine for a moment that you aren’t learning a new language. That what your friend is saying to you she is saying in your own language. Welcome to my world.

Several years ago, a book I reviewed for work helped me recognize my problem and attach a name to it. Doctors have never officially diagnosed me, but I battle auditory dyslexia.

Most often when people hear the word “dyslexia,” they think of children turning letters around as they attempt to read or write. There are many subtypes of dyslexia, and they do not all have a visual basis. In auditory dyslexia, a person struggles to distinguish and process certain sounds. In layman’s terms, sounds run together and…

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  1. Marsha, I’m thrilled to know you reposted my guest blog for Shanna. A true compliment for any writer! I hope it brings more awareness to the fact that there is more than one type of dyslexia.

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