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dyslexia mostly with writing but sometimes reading and talking. what is the best treatment for this?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Tutoring: A good dyslexia education program can help. If this is for a child, check with the school to see if they have special services available for dyslexia education. If for an adult, you may want to check with a local community college and see if they have any programs.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Dyslexia = language-: Based reading disorder caused by the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. People who have trouble decoding words (reading) often have trouble encoding words (writing), diagnosed as "disorder of written expression." a neuropsychological evaluation is needed to define the type & extent of your language impairment in order to determine useful therapies.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Speech therapist: You should start with a neuropsychologist to determine exactly what you issues are exactly. then referral to a speech and language therapist may provide you the help you need.

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