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How can I support my daughter with dyslexia?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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How common is dyslexia?

How common is dyslexia?

Most common LD: Depending on definition, 5-17% of people in the us have learning disabilities, ~ 2.6 million children aged 6-11. About 80% of people with learning disabilities have dyslexia, a language-based primary reading disorder that results from a written word processing abnormality in the brain difficulty with accurate/ fluid sight-word reading, reading decoding & spelling are hallmarks. ...Read more

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What can cause dyslexia?

Wiring issue: Dyslexia is felt to be a due to a wiring problem in the brain where the link between seeing & interpreting the content of written words is not quite right. No medication or colored lenses or other such crap will change this. If a patient has an additional problem such as add, medication may help s/he lead to deal with the learning issues better. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have dyslexia?

Specific symptoms: Dyslexia is not something you "catch" as an adult. Usually, it is detected between ages of 7-8 up to 10 years, rarely later. Before 7, a number of people have some of the symptoms but outgrow it. It is defined as having specific problems with reading, e.g., letter reversal, that specifically makes reading hard. A variety of effective treatments can ease the problem but no cures. ...Read more

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Ok i've got dyslexia. What should I do?

Resources: Dyslexia can be treated by working with reading specialists, speech therapists, or even occupational therapists. Medications are of little value in absence of adhd. Excellent resources are available from mayo clinic or cleveland clinic, and there are both local and national organizations dealing with this problem. Do not give up, find help! ...Read more

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Can someone develop dyslexia in your 20s?

It Shows UP: It ceratainly may seem to appear as the need for reading increases.But one is born with the problem .The severity varies which is why it appears to show later. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of language dyslexia?

What are the symptoms of language dyslexia?

Reading disorder: All dyslexia is language-based, though misinformation persists about letter/word reversal or eye movements deficits. Early language delay, inability to rhyme or to associate specific sounds with their symbols in pre-k & with letters in kg can predict difficulty with with written word processing ( reading decoding) in late kg or in 1st grade. "overcoming dylexia" by dr. Shaywitz explains all. ...Read more

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Can you spell alright and still have dyslexia?

Yes: These require different brain functions .So this can happen. ...Read more

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Does dyslexia make a person to write their letters backwards?

Does dyslexia make a person to write their letters backwards?

No: Dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Letter reversals are common in children up to 3rd grade and is more an indication of neurological immaturity ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by the inability to properly recognize ...Read more