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who are the professionals that can specifically diagnose dyslexia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Psychologists: Educational psychologists or their testing specialists can do the individual testing needed to find dyslexia.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is dyslexia curable?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Curable? Is this even a problem at all? Google, as we all do these days, "famous dyslexics, " and you will find that this "disorder" is not, in any meaningful sense, a problem.
Dr. Douglas Curtiss
Pediatrics 27 years experience
I would say that dyslexia is certainly very treatable if a child is given remediation at an early age. However even when the reading problems are overcome there can be some remaining issues that the child has to deal with.
Sep 25, 2013
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Difficulty reading.: Dyslexia is a learning disability caused by a problem with the connections in a child's brain. Symptoms include difficulty recognizing words, poor spelling, and low reading comprehension. This may cause the child's school performance to decline.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for dyslexia?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Special Education: Dyslexia is defined as problems with reading comprehension. There are several different forms of this problems.Treatment consists of special education designed to teach the children different ways of approaching reading.But it does work.
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What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help you: The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that dyslexic individuals "read backwards, " although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. And other read below.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I get tests for dyslexia without going through the school system?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Educational psych: There are a variety of testing resources but these may be limited in some areas.The scottish rite hospitals may have a program in your area. Educational psychologists are often available to do the testing but this is labor intensive & can be expensive.Some test on referral by your dr & some accept self referrals. Many insurers do not cover this type of testing or require you to use their source.

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