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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Dyslexia In Young Children

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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

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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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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