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is dyslexia something you are born with or is it something that can be develop

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Some inherited: Dyslexia broadly divides into two groups. One is acquired: eg, after a stroke or other insult to the left temporal lobe of the brain. The other is an ... Read More
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Born With: The likelihood of having dyslexia is something that is internal or within the individual. However, the severity or expression of dyslexia is definitel ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
90% of the time : Dyslexia is a language-based reading disorder, from dysfunction in the part of the brain that processes phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a lan ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The neurological pathways responsible for learning delays are usually formed prior to birth. New onset learning delays such as dyslexia in an adult s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms: There are several types of dyslexia, but what they have in common is the difficulty in reading comprehension. With proper instruction, this can be ov ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Difficulty reading: It refers to a level of difficulty reading that is not expected for an individual of given intelligence and which interferes with achievement and func ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dyslexia is the only: learning disability for which brain structure has been related to brain dysfunction. Read "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. During function ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Common: It is estimated that 15-20% of the population has dyslexia. 80 percent of students with lds have dyslexia . It affects more boys than girls.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wiring issue: Dyslexia is felt to be a due to a wiring problem in the brain where the link between seeing & interpreting the content of written words is not quite ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms: There are several types of dyslexia, but what they have in common is the difficulty in reading comprehension. With proper instruction, this can be ov ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No, but intensive: Multimodal reading therapies like lindamood-bell for at least 9 months can help in childhood. . For a complete explanation of dyslexia, a brain-based ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
27 years experience Pediatrics
Start with this link: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/what-is-dyslexia
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Dyslexia: This is a very common condition. You need to discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to psychologists who specialize in testing for dyslexia.

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