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what are the signs of dyslexia? curious to know. i'm good at reading and do relatively well at school though.

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Dr. Christina Watson
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Dyslexia symptoms: Dyslexia creates problems with sounding out words for reading and spelling. Reading is slow, choppy, and inaccurate and spelling may have the wrong letters in words, or the letters may be in the wrong order. Typically, comprehension is fine as long as inaccuracy does not significantly interfere with meaning.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is dyslexia curable?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Curable? Is this even a problem at all? Google, as we all do these days, "famous dyslexics, " and you will find that this "disorder" is not, in any meaningful sense, a problem.
Dr. Douglas Curtiss
Pediatrics 27 years experience
I would say that dyslexia is certainly very treatable if a child is given remediation at an early age. However even when the reading problems are overcome there can be some remaining issues that the child has to deal with.
Sep 25, 2013
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Difficulty reading.: Dyslexia is a learning disability caused by a problem with the connections in a child's brain. Symptoms include difficulty recognizing words, poor spelling, and low reading comprehension. This may cause the child's school performance to decline.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I know if I have dyslexia?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Specific symptoms: Dyslexia is not something you "catch" as an adult. Usually, it is detected between ages of 7-8 up to 10 years, rarely later. Before 7, a number of people have some of the symptoms but outgrow it. It is defined as having specific problems with reading, e.g., letter reversal, that specifically makes reading hard. A variety of effective treatments can ease the problem but no cures.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Where do I check if I have got dyslexia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Disability law: If you're reading this, you are probably interested in getting special consideration for test-taking in school or a workplace issue. My experience is that it's best to get right with an attorney who can make a good referral.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is dyslexia and how is it treated?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Trouble reading.: Dyslexia results from poor functioning of parts of the brain that specialize in decoding written information. There is no "cure, " and medications are not useful; but, a number of systems exist to help the individual learn to read. Look for information of slingerland, lindamood bell, and other systems that address dyslexia.
Dr. Douglas Curtiss
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Most often phonics based systems such as the Orton-Gillingham system, can help kids with dyslexia decode words.
Sep 15, 2013

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