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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes it hard for a person to read, write, and spell. The brain jumbles the words and as a result the individuals have poor memory of spoken and written words. The other names for dyslexia are specific reading disability, reading disorder, and reading disability. This reading disorder is seen in children, and if left untreated, enters into adulthood.
The associated symptoms vary according to the age group. They are
Adolescence and adulthood:
Dyslexia often runs in families and genetic problems may also be a cause for this condition to occur. Dyslexia arises from different parts of the brain that processes language. Children with this condition find it difficult to connect words and often misspell words such as “tac” for “cat”. Their learning capabilities are meagre, as they’ve a problem spelling the words.
Dyslexia can be caused due to:
Brain injury, stroke or other trauma Risk factors
The risk factors that can cause dyslexia are:
The doctor may recommend a few tests for the diagnosis of dyslexia based on the above mentioned symptoms. The following are the diagnostic tests for dyslexia.
Dyslexia cannot be treated, but can be managed when it is detected at an early stage. The children who are affected with this condition, have lesser learning capabilities, need to be taught differently, and these children require special care and support by the parents and teachers.
The following modalities help to improve the life of the affected people. These are:
Dyslexia, if left untreated can lead to problems such as:
Dyslexia can’t be treated, but its effects can be minimized by the support of parents in
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