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What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
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.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Reading disorder: Developmental reading disorder (drd), or dyslexia, occurs when there is a problem in areas of the brain that help interpret language. It is not caused by vision problems. The disorder is a specific information processing problem that does not interfere with one's ability to think or to understand complex ideas. Most people with drd have normal intelligence, and many have above-average intelligence.
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. Some people also have trouble with directionality & thinking of the right word to use.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Reading disorder: All dyslexia is language-based, though misinformation persists about letter/word reversal or eye movements deficits. Early language delay, inability to rhyme or to associate specific sounds with their symbols in pre-k & with letters in kg can predict difficulty with with written word processing ( reading decoding) in late kg or in 1st grade. "overcoming dylexia" by dr. Shaywitz explains all.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 overcome.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Reading Disorder is : a language-based learning disability cause by the brain's inability or reduced ability to distinguish & process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. Expressive &/or Receptive Language Delay in infancy & toddlerhood, inability to pair a letter with its verbal sound(s) in Pre-School & lack of phonological awareness in KG & 1st grade precede difficulty with reading decoding.

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What are the symptoms of language dyslexia?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Reading disorder: All dyslexia is language-based, though misinformation persists about letter/word reversal or eye movements deficits. Early language delay, inability to rhyme or to associate specific sounds with their symbols in pre-k & with letters in kg can predict difficulty with with written word processing ( reading decoding) in late kg or in 1st grade. "overcoming dylexia" by dr. Shaywitz explains all.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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Actually, about 10% of cases of dyslexia are caused by visual-perceptual problems. Sorry for the misinformation.
Aug 19, 2014
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What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help you: The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that dyslexic individuals "read backwards, " although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. And other read below.
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How to know if I have some symptoms of dyslexia?

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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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What is dyslexia?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 overcome.The cause is an unknown immaturitry of brain function.

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