How Music Can Help Students Make A New Reality For Themselves?

1801 Words Nov 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Music is a universal language. It is something that can speak to everyone. Music has a way of giving us an escape from the reality that consumes us. The reality for many students who suffer from dyslexia is a harsh one. They are always being told they are saying words wrong, writing words wrong, or pronouncing words wrong. Their reality when it comes to reading, writing, and communicating is wrong compared to normal standards. However, what if there was a way to lessen the impact that dyslexia has on an individual?
What if music could be used to help students make a new reality for themselves? Recent research has shown this as a possibility. Multiple studies have been concluded on musical training, proving that it can reverse, to some extent, the effects that dyslexia has on a person’s reading, writing, and communicating abilities. Through the process of identifying what dyslexia is, how it affects a person, and the impact that music can have on those effects, one will learn that music offers a stimulating, effective intervention plan for students with dyslexia. “Developmental dyslexia is defined as a specific and significant impairment in reading ability that cannot be explained by low intelligence, learning opportunities, motivation, and/or visual acuity” (Eggermon, 2015, p.244). This misconception surrounding those with dyslexia has made it difficult for them to receive proper intervention in the past. However, this learning disability is just one "that affects the way…

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