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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No and Sort Of..: Basically, barring a brain disease or injury, one is born with dyslexia.It begins to show when one is required to read.It may worsen as one ages, not because the problem is worse mechanically, but the reading requirements intensify overwhelming your capabilities which are a problem due to the dyslexia. ...Read more
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
Will my son outgrow his dyslexia? My son was diagnosed with dyslexia last year in third grade. He is still struggling a lot with reading and writing. Will he outgrow dyslexia as his brain develops?
No, but his reading: decoding can improve with intensive multi-modal reading therapy like LindaMood Bell. Read " Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. If the school is doing Response to Intervention, you can request a Multi-Disciplinary Team Evaluation for eligibility for an Individualized Educational Plan at any time during RTI Levels 1,2 or 3. Lexialearning.org has modules to improve phonological awareness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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