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is a language-based learning disability
caused by the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language.
Read "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz for a full explanation. Dr. Henry Shapiro or Dr. Eric Tridas, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatricians in St. Pete, can help you find multi-modal reading therapy programs to augment school services.