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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? i have adhd, i cont focus, i can't memorize names, i add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
Pediatrics - Neurology 17 years experience
You have some: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability related to interpreting written language. Writing letters backwards, difficulty with remembering what was read, and trouble interpreting and summarizing text are also common. Adhd is a common coexisting condition.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Dyslexia is a brain-: Based learning disability. Over 90% of the time, the cause is inability to process the smallest units of sound in a language, called phonemes. The roots of your difficulties with encoding words & numbers, attention & memory can be found with evaluation by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. Knowing how your brain works lets you learn how to maximize your strengths & minimize your weaknesses.
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