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, that means there is likely a genetic component. Also, dyslexia occurs in people who also have a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). This isn’t always a case, but it can happen.
Dyslexia affects approximately 3-7% of world population.
A Variety of Problems may be seen:
– Pronouncing words
– Spelling words
– Reading quickly
– Writing words
– Sounding words out – inside head
– Understanding what is read
– This 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.
1.) Environmental Factors
2.) Genetic Factors
– 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.