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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 38 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 38 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

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Is having dyslexia a genetic condition?

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What kind of doctor do you need to see if you are worried your child has dyslexia?

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Depends: Either a pH.D., such as a trained psychologist, with a specialization in disorders of childhood. However, psychologists cannot prescribe medication. A medical doctor, such as a child psychiatrist, has psychotherapeutic skills, but also has medical training. Hence, can prescribe medication, if needed.
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Your local school district should also be able to do an evaluation to rule out possible learning disabilities if you request it.
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What kind of help should be expected for a child who has dyslexia in school?

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Anything to help a college guy with "mild" dyslexia type symptoms?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Yes: If you know you have dyslexia, what did you do in high school? Many states have special ieps for students with problems...Like extra time for tests or people with visual problems may be able to take oral tests. If it is mild ad there are courses that give you more trouble than others talk to your professor. Most teachers really like to interact with students & to know you care and want to do well.

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