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What is dyslexia?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dyslexia is the only

learning disability for which brain structure has been related to brain dysfunction.
Read "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. During functional MRI's different areas of the brains of readers vs. nonreaders were activated during a reading task. After 9 mos. of intensive multimodal reading therapy, the same areas of the brains of the non-readers were activated as those of the fluent readers

In brief: Dyslexia is the only

learning disability for which brain structure has been related to brain dysfunction.
Read "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. During functional MRI's different areas of the brains of readers vs. nonreaders were activated during a reading task. After 9 mos. of intensive multimodal reading therapy, the same areas of the brains of the non-readers were activated as those of the fluent readers
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficulty reading

It refers to a level of difficulty reading that is not expected for an individual of given intelligence and which interferes with achievement and functioning.
The term is now replaced with a simpler label: reading disorder. For more here is an article i wrote a while back: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/dyslexiareadingdisorder.Asp.

In brief: Difficulty reading

It refers to a level of difficulty reading that is not expected for an individual of given intelligence and which interferes with achievement and functioning.
The term is now replaced with a simpler label: reading disorder. For more here is an article i wrote a while back: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/dyslexiareadingdisorder.Asp.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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