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Doctor insights on: Dyslexia Symptoms In Kindergarten

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Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .

Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .

It: It is completely normal for a young child to reverse letters when first learning how to write - it is not an indicator of dyslexia. Many kids will continue to confuse b's and d's, q's and p's, well into first and even second grade. The same is true for confusing similar spellings of words. I've attached an article that talks about dyslexia and what to look for. Good luck! ...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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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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Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Dyscalculia is the: Term for a math learning 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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Are there symptoms of dyslexia not associated with language or math?

Are there symptoms of dyslexia not associated with language or math?

Reading: 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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I'm wondering is handwriting your letters backwards a symptom of dyslexia?

I'm wondering is handwriting your letters backwards a symptom of dyslexia?

Dyslexia: Dislexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Reversing the orientation of letters is seen in some cases but is not diagnostic. It may be due to not consistently recognizing right or left. It can be seen in young children as they start to write words and letters, confusing them with b-d, p-q etc. It usually is outgrown by 4th grade but can persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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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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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 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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How to know if I have some 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. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can help with "mild" dyslexia type symptoms?

Safer choices: I recommend a product from life extension foundation called "cognitex" with dmae (4 days a week). + a more organic whole foods diet of so to speak gvb = brown rice/veg beans (some fruit, nuts, seeds) & no wheat/rye/dairy/sou. Like chicken soup"try it, you'll like it." hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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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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Anything to help a college guy with "mild" dyslexia type symptoms?

Yes: If you know you have dyslexia, what did you do in high school? Many states have special ieps for students with problems...Like extra time for tests or people with visual problems may be able to take oral tests. If it is mild ad there are courses that give you more trouble than others talk to your professor. Most teachers really like to interact with students & to know you care and want to do well. ...Read more

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Can keppra (levetiracetam) cause dyslexia symptoms? My son started having symptoms shortly after taking the medication

Keppra (levetiracetam): That's not an expected side effect of keppra (levetiracetam). Perhaps it is causing grogginess or difficulty concentrating due to the medication/dose in which case it may need to be changed. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, I cont focus, I can't memorize names, I add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, I cont focus, I can't memorize names, I add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

Dyslexia is a brain-: Based learning disability. Over 90% of the time, the cause is inability to process the smallest units of sound in a language, called phonemes. The roots of your difficulties with encoding words & numbers, attention & memory can be found with evaluation by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. Knowing how your brain works lets you learn how to maximize your strengths & minimize your weaknesses. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of dyslexia in a 6 year old girl?

Comprehension: Difficulty in reading comprehension is the major symptom. There are several different types including "seeing" the letters backwards. ...Read more

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Does smoking cannabis affect any symptoms of dyslexia?

Does smoking cannabis affect any symptoms of dyslexia?

It might: Thc is known to diminish cognitive processing speed (in pilots, measurable for up to 24 hours after the equivalent of a single joint of mid-strength marijuana). As dyslexics often need to compensate by rapidly processing information in an alternate fashio than others, cannabis is likely to make the results of dyslexia appear worse--even though it's not likely to worsen the condition itself. ...Read more

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Aspergers symptoms? Son tested dyslexia at scottish rite waiting results. Looking up things asper came up. He possibility stimms rigid thinking, sound

Needs evaluation: What kind of testing? If it was a thorough neurodevelopmental evaluation, they should come up with an accurate diagnosis (es). Many conditions share common symptomotology. Your child's school should have good input as well with regards to socialization and appropriateness of interactive behavior. Be patient and wait for results. Have a neurodevelopmental pediatrician go over the results with you. ...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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Can you spell alright and still have dyslexia?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Dyslexia?

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