Also known as: reading disorder.
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning disability that’s characterized by a variety of difficulties related to reading, speech or understanding speech or the written word. Children with the disorder often have challenges related to school or learning.
What causes dyslexia?
The exact cause of dyslexia is not entirely clear. In imaging tests conducted for research purposes, the brain of those with dyslexia seem to function somewhat differently than others.
What are the symptoms of dyslexia?
The most common symptom of dyslexia includes having trouble with reading or understanding what is spoken to them. These problems can vary widely in severity.
What are dyslexia care options?
They key to treatment of dyslexia is to catch it early in children and give them proper phonic and structured literacy training in kindergarten and first grade. This increases their chances of success in school. The condition can still be treated later in childhood, as well with proper modifications to school curriculum and by creating an Individualized Education Plan for the child in conjunction with the school psychologist.
Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD
This page was last updated on: 8/9/2018 8:43:49 AM
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