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My younger brother has symptoms of dyslexia, I think. How can I tell if it really is?

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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What are symptoms of dyslexia?

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 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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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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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?

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?

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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Does dyslexia run in families? My fiance is dyslexic. Does that mean our children be affected with dyslexia as well? .

Does dyslexia run in families? My fiance is dyslexic. Does that mean our children be affected with dyslexia as well?

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I agree there is a : higher risk of dyslexia with a family history of it. What to do is watch for early signs of language delay in your children and seek Early Intervention if they occur. In preschool watch for ability to associate a letter with its sound(s). Read to your kids from infancy. Rhyming stories and poems like Mother Goose help. Avoid TV viewing till age 2, then limit all screen time to 2 hours/day. ...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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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

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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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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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What is the earliest age that a medical professional or psychologist may be able to make a diagnosis of dyslexia in a young person?

What is the earliest age that a medical professional or psychologist may be able to make a diagnosis of dyslexia in a young person?

Age at reading expec: You have to wait until the age at which children are developmentally expected to read. Generally have to wait until the child falls 2 standard deviations from grade expectation. This will have to wait until 3rd grade or later. letter reversals are normal through 3rd grade. ...Read more

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Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will often test you for free through Student Services if you are enrolled. Insurances will not pay for testing but TX is usually covered. Find a therapist who knows about this condition. ...Read more

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Dyslexia (Definition)

A neurological problem that causes difficulty in recognizing or spelling words. This often affects reading comprehension and ...Read more