Dyslexia is a condition that affects the ability of the mind to read but where the intelligence of the person is often normal.
This condition is seen with varying levels of Dyslexia, where some individuals are only slightly affected while others are significantly.
Often cases of this condition run in families.
Can occur in people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Often first seen in children during school age
Can “occur” in adults following Strokes, Brain Injury, and/or Dementia
Affects 3-7% of world population.
Variety of Problems include:
- Pronouncing words
- Spelling words
- Reading quickly
- Writing words
- Sounding words out – inside head
- Understanding what is read
Alexia – is the medical term for someone who previously read, loses their ability to read.
A normal desire to learn is typical but the functional aspect can be harder.
Emotional problems, self doubt, anger and other problems can arise from the difficulty with this condition.
- Learning difficulty
- Anger when reading
- Slower speech pattern
- Easily distracted by background noise
- Learns new words slowly
- Difficulty with Nursery Rhymes
- Difficulty with reading comprehension
- Difficulty Spelling
- Series of Tests
- Memory Tests
- Spelling Tests
- Reading Skills
Can be Misdiagnosed as:
- Hearing problems
- Vision problems
- Insufficient Teaching
- Other Learning Problems
- Adjust Teaching Methods
- Teach to the person’s needs and severity
There is no cure
Treatment focusing on vision are less successful.