What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a personís ability to read. These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding.
Is there any treatment?
The main focus of treatment should be on the specific learning problems of affected individuals. The usual course is to modify teaching methods and the educational environment to meet the specific needs of the individual with dyslexia.
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Georgia Ann Smith Rudolph
Georgia Ann Smith Rudolph was born Oct. 15, 1948, and passed away at the age of 64 on Feb. 12, 2013, in Parkersburg, W.Va.
Georgia attended Medina High School in Medina, Ohio, and graduated with the class of 1966. She enjoyed taking care of older adults, and followed her dream, attending college to become a licensed practical nurse. Georgia became well known for her psychic abilities and was featured on several local and national radio and television programs over the years. She was also credited with using her abilities helping in police crime work. Georgia will be most remembered by her surviving family as a caring mother and fun-loving sister. She loved practical jokes, playing bingo and telling a good story. She was a dog lover. She enjoyed writing poetry about God, spirituality, heaven, angels and American patriotic ideals. She especially loved to reminisce over a good cup of coffee, and talk about those happy times with her family, friends and fond childhood memories. She had a special bond and cherished the love and memories of her grandmother, Lucile Mason Smith, all her life. Georgia had a generous and giving spirit, and was very adamant that her body be donated to science as a way to make a contribution to benefit others, for greater knowledge and discovery, to help save lives, and to advance medical research and education.
Her wishes were carried out with a human gift donation to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. "Greater love hath no man than this" John 15:13.
A private memorial service will be planned at a later date.
Georgia is predeceased by her mother, Marjorie Heaney Smith; father, Robert Wesley Smith; and beloved soul mate and best friend, James 'Bear' Williams. She is survived by her son, Robert M. Rudolph; and grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor and Skylar of Mitchell, Ind.; sister, Holly Morris of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many other extended family members and friends.
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