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Will my son outgrow his dyslexia? My son was diagnosed with dyslexia last year in third grade. He is still struggling a lot with reading and writing. Will he outgrow dyslexia as his brain develops? .

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: No, but his reading

decoding can improve with intensive multi-modal reading therapy like LindaMood Bell.
Read " Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. If the school is doing Response to Intervention, you can request a Multi-Disciplinary Team Evaluation for eligibility for an Individualized Educational Plan at any time during RTI Levels 1,2 or 3. Lexialearning.org has modules to improve phonological awareness.

In brief: No, but his reading

decoding can improve with intensive multi-modal reading therapy like LindaMood Bell.
Read " Overcoming Dyslexia" by Dr. Sally Shaywitz. If the school is doing Response to Intervention, you can request a Multi-Disciplinary Team Evaluation for eligibility for an Individualized Educational Plan at any time during RTI Levels 1,2 or 3. Lexialearning.org has modules to improve phonological awareness.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Most children with a language-based learning disability , as is 90% of dyslexia, also have Disorder of Written Expression. The underlying problem is the brain's inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. English has 44 phonemes. If a student has difficulty decoding these, then encoding them for writing is also difficult.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics
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In brief: No,

No, your son will not grow out of his dyslexia, but he will learn to cope with it better. With lots of encouragement, positive feedback and special help with reading and writing, your son's skills will improve and reading and writing will become easier for him. Many very successful people have dyslexia and it has not stopped them from achieving their dreams.
Just ask tom cruise, cher, pablo picasso and even albert einstein!

In brief: No,

No, your son will not grow out of his dyslexia, but he will learn to cope with it better. With lots of encouragement, positive feedback and special help with reading and writing, your son's skills will improve and reading and writing will become easier for him. Many very successful people have dyslexia and it has not stopped them from achieving their dreams.
Just ask tom cruise, cher, pablo picasso and even albert einstein!
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Dr. Douglas Curtiss
Your child probably would not "outgrow" dyslexia. However with proper reading help he or she can overcome the reading difficulty.
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