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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)

Disability, 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?

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?

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