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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Overview)

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


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What is dyslexia and does it have a known cause?

What is dyslexia and does it have a known cause?

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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Dr. Kathryn Akin
185 doctors shared insights

Dyslexia (Overview)

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


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Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

Is bed wetting a symptom of major dyslexia?

No: They are not related that I am aware. Bed wetting occurs in many without dyslexia and is normal. There is often a first degree relative (mom, dad, uncles, etc) who wet the bed. Most kids outgrow it by 9-10. After age 7, a bed wetting alarm can be very helpful in resolving the problem. ...Read more

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Living with Dyslexia (Tip)

Living with Dyslexia

Many brilliant people have dyslexia, so you can still be successful! ...See more

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Living with Dyslexia (Checklist)

Understand your limitations and pace yourself
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Practice scanning what you read to capture the essence of the material
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Underline important concepts and write them in another area
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My younger brother has symptoms of dyslexia, I think. How can I tell if it really is?

My younger brother has symptoms of dyslexia, I think.  How can I tell if it really is?

Be tested: It is common for children to transpose letters up until age 5 or 6. Usually by age 7 (or second grade) testing can determine if it is an issue. Testing is the best way to determine if he has dyslexia. Usually the school can provide testing or you can find a psychologist who performs the psychoeducational testing for tho problem. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

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. ...Read more

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How can I get a dyslexia diagnosis?

Dyslexia testing: Dyslexia needs to be diagnosed by a psychologist who is knowledgeable about learning differences. IQ, academic, and phonological processing will all need to be assessed. ...Read more

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Can an md diagnose dyslexia? Can MRI imaging diagnose dyslexia and if so how do I get my son tested

Some Developmental/: Behavioral Pediatricians test reading decoding & comprehension. Child psychologists, neuropsychologists & commercial programs like Lindamood-Bell do, also. Dr. Sally Shaywitz used functional MRI's to show that different parts of the brain are activated in readers vs. non-readers during reading tasks, but this is for research only. Read her book "Overcoming Dyslexia" for explanation. ...Read more

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Living with Dyslexia (Tip)

Living with Dyslexia

Find your strength! discover your talents and use them to build a fulfilling life. ...See more