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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Aphasia And Dyslexia

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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

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

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


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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

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What is the difference between dementia and aphasia?

Ability vs Memory: Aphasia is a problem specifically of language. It is usually caused by damage to specific areas of the brain. The person may be able to understand others and know what they want to say, but are unable to form the words (expressive aphasia)
Dementia is primarily a problem of memory. A person may forget a second language or be unable to remember the names for specific objects. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

Lack vs garbled: Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate. Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

Partial vs. complete: Aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability. Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia?

Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia?

Repetition: With transcortical sensory aphasia the ability to repeat is spared. Comprehension is affected. Lots of connecting words are produced. Few substantive words. Repetition, however, is intact. With conductive aphasia comprehension and speech output are intact but one cannot repeat words or sentences. Conductive aphasia is quite rare. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for dyslexia?

How do I get tested for dyslexia?

Dyslexia: This is a very common condition. You need to discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to psychologists who specialize in testing for dyslexia. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for dyslexia at 14?

How do I get tested for dyslexia at 14?

Psychologist/psychia: Educational psychologists, psychiatrists are capable of testing for dyslexia. If the 14-year old is in a public school you have legal abilities/entitlements to be evaluated. You may need to write a letter to the principal if needed. ...Read more

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Where do I check if I have got dyslexia?

Psychologist: A clinical psychologist or a neuropsychologist has the proper training and experience to conduct this type of assessment.If you have a concern talk to your doctor he/she will direct you to the proper professional. ...Read more

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Will dyslexia start showing when your 13?

Late onset: Dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. 13 is very late for it to present. You should have an evaluation with a reading s pecialist. It is likely that it is the complexity of the matrial you are now required to read. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get tested for dyslexia?

A psychologist: A psychologist can perform psychoeducational testing which will help provide information to support that diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

What are the most common symptoms of dyslexia?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get or develop dyslexia as a teen?

Unlikely: Not really unless there is something new occurring with your brain function. Generally one is born with dyslexia. It may show up later because the body is able to compensate with other strengths. ...Read more

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What online sites can help test you if you have dyslexia?

Reading disorder: There has been some concerns online approaches are not substantially effective in treating these kind of Brain development problems. There could be computer delivered tools that would need to be customized. Dyslexia refers to a reading disorder in which reading is difficult despite normal intelligence. Strategies must be individualized education. Practice will be essential once the right approach ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways of slightly getting around dyslexia?

It depends.: People can have mild cases of dyslexia that can be compensated for. But others will need extra help with reading and can often have other learning disabilities to well. The remedies are as variable as the individuals. Help can be obtained from speech and language pathologists, reading specialized teachers, special education, alternative modes of learning. Accommodations can often be made. ...Read more

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Who are the professionals that can specifically diagnose dyslexia?

Psychologists: Educational psychologists or their testing specialists can do the individual testing needed to find dyslexia. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have dyslexia and I want to enter the working world?

What can I do if I have dyslexia and I want to enter the working world?

Depends: Employers often must accomodate for disabilities if you can otherwise due the essential duties of your jobs, but the extent of accommodation depends on the resources of the employer. Depending on how severe the dyslexia is, remediation may help. There are many technological ways to compensate — computers can read text. Your state vocational rehab agency can offer help/testing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dyslexia, are there any online quizzes (w/ numbers perhaps)?

10% of cases of dys-: Lexia are caused by visual-perceptual problems, 90% are caused by a brain-based language processing disorder, difficulty associating phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language, with particular letters or symbols. The International Dyslexia Association has a screen: http://www.interdys.org/AreYouDyslexic_AdultTest.htm, with definition of, myths about & resources for reading disorder. ...Read more

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How can I support my daughter with dyslexia?

Get professional hel: It is best to have her tested and then to enroll in a remediation program; there are many excellant ones in most communities. ...Read more

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What is dyslexia and what does it affect besides school?

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. The cause is an unknown immaturitry of brain function. ...Read more

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Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Dyscalculia is the : Term for a math learning to disorder. Problems with math computation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) &/or math application, (figuring out when to add. Subtract, multiply, divide) are the symptoms. A neuropsychological evaluation can determine the cause, as Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, visual-perceptual problems, ADHD, & language-based learning disabilities can all contribute. ...Read more

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What kind of help should be expected for a child who has dyslexia in school?

Varies: There are different forms of dyslexia that may require different approaches to treatment. Schools are supposed to have expertise in this area, and some do, but programs outside schools also can be helpful, e.g., fastforward, lindamood-bell, and others. The important point as a parent is not to give up. If what the school offers isn't helping, look for other evidence-based treatments. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia something you are born with or is it something that can be develop?

Is dyslexia something you are born with or is it something that can be develop?

Developmental disord: Dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Children are born with this disorder. There are a number of specialized reading programs available to help overcome dyslexia. It is possible to develop dyslexia as a result of a brain injury as well. ...Read more

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I have A.D.D. But is it possible 2 develop Dyslexia latter in life? Cuz im coming across many situations where I read numbers backwards. Age 22.

I have A.D.D. But is it possible 2 develop Dyslexia latter in life? Cuz im coming across many situations where I read numbers backwards. Age 22.

Quite possible: Learning disability to include dyslexia is not uncommon in the setting of ADHD / ADD, usually exists as a co-morbidity. To prevent impairment of function at school / work do have a proper psycho-educational evaluation to confirm adequate contol of ADD and for needed resources if a LD is confirmed. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia a learning difficulty? What about add?

Yes, No: Dyslexia is indeed a type of learning disability that affect reading. Add is attention deficit disorder and is in a different class. It can be confused as a learning disability. Both effect how kids progress through school. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dyslexia or auditory processing disorder?

Big subject: Too lengthy a discussion to address in 400 characters.

Here is a site where you might find some answers:

http://ldaamerica.org ...Read more

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Please describe the most effective treatment/solution for dyslexia?

Depends: It depends on the type of dyslexia. There are many good programs for the auditory types of dyslexia, such as orton-gillingham, lexia, and scottish rite. There is also irlen syndrome — which is a visual processing problem. This is treated with colored transparencies and glasses. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have broca's aphasia? How can you support someone with it?

Broca aphasia: Broca aphasia is a stroke affecting the speech area. The patient can understand you but is not normally able to form speech or a sentence — with aggressive speech therapy there can be significant improvement ...Read more

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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

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