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Can you be cured of dyslexia?

Home › Forums › Dyslexia Treatment › Can you be cured of dyslexia? This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Giavanna DeMarco 11 months, 1 week ago. Author Posts September 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm #1753 adminKeymaster Dyslexia is a disorder present at birth and cannot be prevented or …

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Giavanna DeMarco 11 months, 1 week ago.

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    admin
    Keymaster

    Dyslexia is a disorder present at birth and cannot be prevented or cured, but it can be managed with special instruction and support. Early intervention to address reading problems is important. Treatments of dyslexia may include an educational specialist, an educational psychologist, or a speech therapist.

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    Barry Lee
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    It makes no sense to talk of ‘cure’ when dyslexia is not a disease. Dyslexics simply have different brains that find reading difficult, just as some of us find piano playing difficult. However our society places such great emphasis on reading and spelling that dyslexia can undoubtedly present problems – most of which stem from others’ lack of recognition and understanding. However, many dyslexics, have exceptional ‘holistic’ visuospatial skills and they value the gifts which their dyslexia has given them, and so do some employers who understand the talents that dyslexia can confer. There are many opportunities for dyslexics, particularly since the development of computer and film technologies has created a huge demand for programming, artistic and graphic design skills.

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    Giavanna DeMarco
    Participant

    I would have to agree with Barry. The words “treatment” and “disorder” are a little too strong when it comes to the diagnosis of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning DIFFERENCE. It is no longer politically correct to refer to this diagnosis as a DISABILITY or DISORDER. It is merely a difference in how an individual obtains and retains information. Furthermore, there are no treatments for dyslexia. The key is to learn to work with the shortcomings the diagnosis may bring and elevate the strengths it may provide.

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