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A 57-year-old male asked:

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
A fun way to get better, is to read to young kids. Those books are the best! The kid is thrilled, and you improve your own reading skills in a happy, kind, way. A win-win for all!
Oct 6, 2015
Last updated Oct 6, 2015


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