Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Doctor Do You See For Dyslexia

Share
1

1
What kind of doctor do you need to see if you are worried your child has dyslexia?

What kind of doctor do you need to see if you are worried your child has dyslexia?

Depends: Either a pH. D., such as a trained psychologist, with a specialization in disorders of childhood. However, psychologists cannot prescribe medication. A medical doctor, such as a child psychiatrist, has psychotherapeutic skills, but also has medical training. Hence, can prescribe medication, if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
190 Doctors shared insights

Dyslexia (Definition)

A neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more


2

2
What doctor do I go to to be tested for dyslexia?

What doctor do I go to to be tested for dyslexia?

See below: Psychiatrists, psychologists, & pediatricians with expertise in dyslexia are usually capable of testing for dyslexia. ...Read more

3

3
Doctor, is there a way to check prenatally for risk for dyslexia?

None Known: Not yet, although there appears to be a genetic connection. ...Read more

4

4
How do you know of you have dyslexia. I have done tests online and they say I have a highchance for it which I think I have. But my doctor won't test me?

Try at school: Hopefully, your school will have the ability to evaluate you for this. A teacher you trust is a good place to start. Educators are really better than doctors for this and they may find ways to help you compensate for the challenge. Good luck - you'll find someone to help - keep trying - librarians can be good resources too. ...Read more

5

5
What can a doctor prescribe you for dyslexia?

No Medicines: Dyslexia is a learning disability. Management is focused on identifying the persons strengths or learning pathways and trying to bypass the weakness. Skill testing with an educational psychologist and a learning plan based on these findings is needed. There are no medicines to treat this. ...Read more

6

6
When someone gets tested for dyslexia, what else are doctors testing for?

When someone gets tested for dyslexia, what else are doctors testing for?

Psychologists &: Neuropsychologists use standardized tests of IQ & adaptive abilities, memory, attention, visual & auditory processing, executive functions - storing, retrieving & using information, etc. Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in reading, written expression &/or math manifests at school age. Timely or delayed diagnosis requires that the child or adult have an average or above-average IQ. ...Read more

7

7
Doctors, do you think I can develop dyslexia over the years or is it just something you have?

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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
How can I know if I have dyslexia?

Specific symptoms: Dyslexia is not something you "catch" as an adult. Usually, it is detected between ages of 7-8 up to 10 years, rarely later. Before 7, a number of people have some of the symptoms but outgrow it. It is defined as having specific problems with reading, e.g., letter reversal, that specifically makes reading hard. A variety of effective treatments can ease the problem but no cures. ...Read more

12

12
Ok I've got dyslexia. What should I do?

Resources: Dyslexia can be treated by working with reading specialists, speech therapists, or even occupational therapists. Medications are of little value in absence of adhd. Excellent resources are available from mayo clinic or cleveland clinic, and there are both local and national organizations dealing with this problem. Do not give up, find help! ...Read more

13

13
Can someone develop dyslexia in your 20s?

It Shows UP: It ceratainly may seem to appear as the need for reading increases. But one is born with the problem. The severity varies which is why it appears to show later. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
Can you spell alright and still have dyslexia?

Yes: These require different brain functions. So this can happen. ...Read more

16

16
What is the definition or description of: Dyslexia?

What is the definition or description of: Dyslexia?

A type of reading: Disability, a neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently adversely affects academic performance. ...Read more

17

17
Does dyslexia make a person to write their letters backwards?

No: Dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Letter reversals are common in children up to 3rd grade and is more an indication of neurological immaturity ...Read more

18

18
Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

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

19

19
Are there any positives to having dyslexia, and how can you tell if you have it?

Not sure: I've never heard anyone describe positives of having dyslexia. Think of it more as as a part of the brain that, from an evolutionary perspective, has been required only relatively recently, so lots of people functioned just fine in the past without needing to read but it's much harder to do so now. There are effective treatment interventions. Look up slingerland & lindamood bell, among others. ...Read more

20

20
How to know if I have minor dyslexia, or am I just stressed?

Unless you are: Planning 2 go 2 school or R having major difficulties at work due 2 difficulty reading, U may not need a full psychological evaluation 2 diagnose dyslexia. If it is causing problems at work or school, testing would help & could get educational or professional accommodations 4 dyslexia. It can lead 2 anxiety when undiagnosed & untreated. You can speak 2 a psychologist & decide what 2 do RE: stress ...Read more

21

21
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

22

22
Is having dyslexia a genetic condition?

Possibly: Learning disabilities can be related to genetic causes. However, this is not an automatic thing. ...Read more

23

23
Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Different: Aphasia involves more than just written language, and is a term used more with the inability to express things, although the definition includes comprehension as well. Difficulties could be with spoken or written communication and are due to some type of brain injury. Dyslexia is a disorder of comprehension of written things, and does not imply an injury. ...Read more

24

24
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

25

25
What's the best treatment to get rid of dyslexia?

No cure: Dyslexia is a condition where the brain mixes up signals it receives. This causes a jumbling and/or reversal of letters and numbers, difficulty remembering sequential information, etc. There is no definitive cure for it. Folks diagnosed with it are trained to recognize it and adapt to it. They are often of average to above-average intelligence and do very well with the proper help. ...Read more

26

26
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

27

27
How and where can I be tested for dyslexia and adhd?

Neurodevelopmental: Neurodevelopmental doctor will look at your executive brain function, attention, summarization/comprehension, focus, working memory, visual spatial ordering, temporal sequential ordering, auditory registry, auditory comprehension. With these findings a diagnosis is possible to discern between adhd and/or dyslexia or other learning disability. ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

Aphasia: Aphasia is an inability to use language, either receptively, i.e. Understand spoken language, or expressively, i.e. Speak meaningful language. See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/aphasia. Html

dyslexia is a learning disorder, and comes in a number of varieties, e.g. Visual for written language, auditory for spoken, etc. See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders. Html. ...Read more

30

30
What are typical signs of dyslexia in a 16 year old girl?

Dyslexia: The only way to know what's happening regarding your child's learning is by completing a psychoeducational evaluation from a licensed psychologist or a school psychologist. This is one video about learning differences. Http://youtu. Be/xa_dybrh8m8. ...Read more