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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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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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Doctors, do you think I can develop dyslexia over the years or is it just something you have?

Doctors, do you think I can develop dyslexia over the years or is it just something you have?

Unlikely: The neurological pathways responsible for learning delays are usually formed prior to birth. New onset learning delays such as dyslexia in an adult should prompt a complete neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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What is dyslexia?

What is 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.The cause is an unknown immaturitry of brain function. ...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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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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Can you grow out of dyslexia ?

No, but intensive: Multimodal reading therapies like lindamood-bell for at least 9 months can help in childhood. . For a complete explanation of dyslexia, a brain-based learning disability, its treatment & long-term outcomes, read "overcoming dyslexia" by dr. Sally shaywitz. Or have someone read it to you or with you. ...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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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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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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How do you get tests for dyslexia?

How do you get tests for dyslexia?

Health professionals: There is no single test to test for dyslexia. Ways to definitively diagnose dyslexia are elusive. Dyslexia is determined by the presence or absence of its various symptoms. Comprehensive testing provides a way of measuring these symptoms. Educational psychologists are adept at diagnosing along with psychiatrists/psychologists. ...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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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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What is dyslexia and how is it treated?

Trouble reading.: Dyslexia results from poor functioning of parts of the brain that specialize in decoding written information. There is no "cure, " and medications are not useful; but, a number of systems exist to help the individual learn to read. Look for information of slingerland, lindamood bell, and other systems that address dyslexia. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

How can I get a kid tested for dyslexia?

If a public school: finds a child's reading ability to be below average & academic progress slow, they institute 3-tiered Response To Intervention. Then, if progress is still inadequate, they evaluate for eligibility for Special Education. Insurance companies do not cover private assessment or therapy for dyslexia by Speech/Language Therapists, child (neuro)psychologists or reading programs like LindaMood-Bell. ...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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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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