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My boyfriend was diagnosed with phonetic dyslexia when he was in school but i have noticed as he writes and even talks he leaves out small words like the and pronouns. or he uses them in instances where it doesn't quite make sense, is there anyway he coul

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Phonetic dyslexia: is characterized by weak phonetic skills of children with dyslexia. This can frequently lead to other language learning difficulties. There are courses and/or training that can be helpful in overcoming these difficulties. It requires a great deal of motivation and perseverance for a person with dyslexia to correct language difficulties developed since childhood, but it can be done.
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