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Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Different: Aphasia involves more than just written language, and is a term used more with the inability to express things, although the definition includes comprehension as well. Difficulties could be with spoken or written communication and are due to some type of brain injury. Dyslexia is a disorder of comprehension of written things, and does not imply an injury. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a ...Read more


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What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

Aphasia: Aphasia is an inability to use language, either receptively, i.e. Understand spoken language, or expressively, i.e. Speak meaningful language. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/aphasia.Html dyslexia is a learning disorder, and comes in a number of varieties, e.g. Visual for written language, auditory for spoken, etc. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.Html. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dyslexia?

What are symptoms of dyslexia?

Symptoms: There are several types of dyslexia, but what they have in common is the difficulty in reading comprehension. With proper instruction, this can be overcome. ...Read more

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How to know if I have dyslexia?

How to know if I have dyslexia?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

Dyslexia symptoms: Dyslexia creates problems with sounding out words for reading and spelling. Reading is slow, choppy, and inaccurate and spelling may have the wrong letters in words, or the letters may be in the wrong order. Typically, comprehension is fine as long as inaccuracy does not significantly interfere with meaning. Some people also have trouble with directionality & thinking of the right word to use. ...Read more

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What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more

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I think I have dyslexia. How can I telll for sure?

Keep reading: Dyslexia is just a term to describe a difficulty with reading and writing. In children it can be a problem in school, but by adult it is just an inconvenience. Many of us find it hard to read and write. The more you read and write, the easier it will become. Judging from the blogs i see, dyslexia is rampant and getting worse. Everyone should try to be correct in putting words together. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is such thing as 'stealth dyslexia'?

Yes: Its a form of hidden dyslexia in highly intelligent or gifted children who compensate for their dyslexia because they can learn to rely upon their outstanding memory, keen intuition and general smarts to work around their reading weaknesses. ...Read more

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Can dyslexia involve a person to write their letters backwards?

One Form Yes: This is considered 1 type.But basically dyslexia means the brain has difficulty with reading comprehension--not vision.There are several different types that require special teaching to learn how to read. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia curable?

Sometimes: Dyslexia reflects the brain's inability to decode written information reliably. While it is true that some dyslexics have done great things, that does not make it a non-problem. There are techniques such as fastforward that seem to help the brain modify itself and correct certain types of dyslexia. For most, though, effective techniques help the person work around the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

Disability, a neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more