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What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dr. Christina Watson
Clinical Psychology
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christina Watson
Dr. Christina Watson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Difficulty reading.

Dyslexia is a learning disability caused by a problem with the connections in a child's brain.
Symptoms include difficulty recognizing words, poor spelling, and low reading comprehension. This may cause the child's school performance to decline.

In brief: Difficulty reading.

Dyslexia is a learning disability caused by a problem with the connections in a child's brain.
Symptoms include difficulty recognizing words, poor spelling, and low reading comprehension. This may cause the child's school performance to decline.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reading disorder

Developmental reading disorder (drd), or dyslexia, occurs when there is a problem in areas of the brain that help interpret language.
It is not caused by vision problems. The disorder is a specific information processing problem that does not interfere with one's ability to think or to understand complex ideas. Most people with drd have normal intelligence, and many have above-average intelligence.

In brief: Reading disorder

Developmental reading disorder (drd), or dyslexia, occurs when there is a problem in areas of the brain that help interpret language.
It is not caused by vision problems. The disorder is a specific information processing problem that does not interfere with one's ability to think or to understand complex ideas. Most people with drd have normal intelligence, and many have above-average intelligence.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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