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What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific condition that makes it difficult for people to read. Dyslexia is mainly a problem with reading accurately and fluently. Kids with dyslexia may have trouble answering questions about something they’ve read. But when it’s read to them, they may have no difficulty at all. There are lots of scientific proofs that a dyslexic person’s brain is normal and healthy.

What Are The Symptoms of Dyslexia?

The primary symptoms of Dyslexia are:

  • Problems in learning the letters
  • Problems in understanding letter sounds for reading and spelling
  • Difficulty in reading single word
  • Lack of fluency
  • Making mistakes when reading
  • Reading slowly
  • Poor spelling

Facts about Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia can involve issues with math as well
    • This may include switching numbers, as one would do with letters
    • Comprehending word problems
    • Being able to build and comprehend learning so there are no gaps

  • Dyslexia is mainly a comprehension issue
    • Can be an issue with reading, math, studying, and learning as a whole

  • Subsect learning differences within dyslexia can include…
    • ADD, ADHD
    • Auditory processing
    • Speech impediments
    • Social maturity (sometimes not always)

Is Dyslexia a Disease?

The answer is No. Dyslexia is not a disease. The term ‘Dyslexia’ actually derives from Greek language which means difficulty with words. Dyslexia is also known as reading disorder and the person with dyslexia face problems with aspects of reading, spelling, and writing.

What Causes Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a decrease in grey and white matter in the left hemisphere of the brain where speech and language are found. By performing certain activities for speech and reading you can increase blood flow, and neurotransmission, to the left hemisphere in these regions and deficits.

There are some people with dyslexia that acquired the condition after they were born. The most common reasons of this type of dyslexia are brain injuries, stroke, or some other type of trauma.

What Are The Treatments of Dyslexia?

Although, there are no medications for dyslexia, a few different treatments can improve his ability to read and write. With specific educational approaches and techniques, the condition can be better. The teachers of the dyslexic kids develop a suitable teaching program for them and they may also use techniques involving hearing, vision, and touch to improve reading skills.