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A 23-year-old female asked:

I think i have dyslexia.im a medical student but a had so many problems in school and now in collage..i have low grads but im smart .what should i do?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Get tested: Speech and language pathologists are specialists in diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Since you are at a medical school, there will be such specialists available to you. See one.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
All educational : Institutions that receive federal funding are required by law (idea) to provide accommodations for students with learning disabilities confirmed by a neuropsychological evaluation done within 3 years of the request. Talk with your college's special education team & a student health doctor. You must disclose your diagnosis & needed accommodations on medical-school applications to get help.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2014

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