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Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Semantics: We can be "obsessive" without having ocd. A key feature of OCD is that the person does not enjoy or want to engage in the thoughts and behaviors. Someone who has to stay up all night to finish a book usually does so because of the enjoyment of reading. If the person did so because of a fear that otherwise something really bad might happen, then that might be ocd. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Reading Disorder (Definition)

There are many types of reading disorders. Dyslexia is a common one where letters can be reversed in the mind of the reader. Another one is an inability to extract meaning from words. A school psychologist can help diagnose and provide guidance for ways to deal w/this. Peace and good health. It may also ...Read more


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Is there a reading disorder?

Is there a reading disorder?

Yes: . . . When the reading problem interferes with academic achievement or daily activities that require reading skills. ...Read more

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What are the tests for reading disorder?

What are the tests for reading disorder?

See below:: There are 2 types: basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading comprehension problems occur when there is an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases, and paragraphs.Diagnosing a learning disability is a process. It involves testing, history taking, and observation by psychologists & psychiatrists. ...Read more

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What can I do about my reading disorder at work?

Talk to the boss: Talk to your supervisor. Perhaps accommodations can be made such as allowing a little extra time or affording you tasks that may not directly require reading. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Reading disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Reading disorder?

Reading Disorder: There are many types of reading disorders. Dyslexia is a common one where letters can be reversed in the mind of the reader. Another one is an inability to extract meaning from words. A school psychologist can help diagnose and provide guidance for ways to deal w/this. Peace and good health. It may also be a vision issue. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Yes, beginning with: family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia. Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive. ...Read more

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Is there a reading disorder where you have trouble comprending the story?

Not necessarily!: It all depends on what story you are reading. If i were to read a dense story i could perhaps understand the words, but not the comprehend the subject matter. On the other hand, lack of comprehension can be indicative of anxiety or simply lack of interest. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reading disorder?

Aka Dyslexia Rx: Every person with a reading disorder requires a different strategy. Individual education plan should be created for each child with the condition.The following may be recommended: extra learning assistance (remedial instruction); private, individual tutoring; special day classes. Positive reinforcement is important: many students with learning disabilities have poor self-esteem. Counseling helps. ...Read more

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Hi.... Based on internet readings, i came to know that am suffering from (obsessive compulsive disorder). I wanna get rid of it completely. Pls help?

Hi.... Based on internet readings, i came to know that am suffering from (obsessive compulsive disorder). I wanna get rid of it completely. Pls help?

OCD: Ocd is a form of anxiety that can be treated successfully. Consult a mental health professional who treats your condition and in the meantime confide in those close to you to see if you can uncover what fundamental factors drive you to obsess. Have the courage to reach out and you will likely benefit. My best. ...Read more

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