Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person's ability to read, and which can manifest itself with such symptoms as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, and/or rapid naming.
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When looking for dyslexia treatment or a dyslexia test, a good place to start can be to get down to the root causes of Dyslexia. Dyslexia symptoms can be varied, and a dyslexia definition can be a good starting point.
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In our article on dyslexia types, we bust the myth that there are different types of dyslexia.
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The existence of successful individuals not to mentionfamous people with dyslexia, proves that people can live successful and fulfilling lives if the disability is addressed correctly following a dyslexia diagnosis.

Help with Dyslexia: A treatment program

Children who need help with dyslexia are in the best position when they’re in a dyslexia treatment program that understands how to give both academic and emotional assistance.

Usually, an Orton Gillingham program is taught by a trained and/or certified O/G instructor. Some children may need to begin at the beginning of the prescribed program, but many do not. It is critical that children who struggle with reading be placed in an appropriate setting. Their confidence is usually low to begin with, and if they are placed in a level beneath their current needs, they tend to feel even more discouraged. [Read more…]

Dyslexia Analysis: A student perspective

Research what you need to know about a dyslexia analysis , and you’ll likely not get this perspective. Scott is in the 10th grade and suffers from severe dyslexia. He is an extremely bright, quiet and good looking young man. He has a high vocabulary and can talk about his subjects on a high cognitive level. However, his reading and spelling are at elementary school level.

One day, before reading his assigned reading, “A Separate Piece,” I asked him some questions. After thinking for a minute or two about each question, he answered. The dyslexia analysis dialogue went as follows: [Read more…]

Visual Dyslexia? What does that mean?

Is visual dyslexia a myth? For years, parents, teachers and even reading specialists believed that dyslexia meant that a person read backwards or reversed letters and numbers. In fact, there’s article after article still talking about visual dyslexia . Not only that, there is still eye training being done to overcome visual dyslexia. [Read more…]

Different Types of Dyslexia

Are there different types of dyslexia ? No. There is only one type of dyslexia according to the International Dyslexia Association. There are not different types of dyslexia. There are however, specific symptoms, but if a person does not have most of the symptoms, they are not dyslexic. [Read more…]

Verbal Dyslexia Symptoms

“What are the verbal dyslexia symptoms?” asked Sherry, a worried and concerned mom. Her daughter, Jenna, was in kindergarten and her teacher told her mom that she thought Jenna was going to need special reading instruction in first grade because she had verbal dyslexia. [Read more…]

Dyslexia Symptoms: Children

Of all the discussed Dyslexia Symptoms, children are most often the focus. One or two dyslexia symptoms in children, does not mean that a child has dyslexia. For example, Joey can’t write, but he’s a great reader. Even though dyslexia affects writing, not all children who have writing issues are dyslexic. Or, because Penny reverses her numbers, doesn’t mean she’s got the problem, either. [Read more…]

The International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia. It serves this population through researching the causes and treatments of dyslexia. They collaborate with other national and international organizations to help the dyslexic individual, his family and his teachers learn more about this disability. about dyslexia association

Dyslexia Assessment: Keys to Success

It is not easy to get an accurate dyslexia assessment, so beware of those offering online dyslexia tests and questionnaires. Also, think twice before going to someone that says, “I’ve got the dyslexia test that will determine if your child is dyslexic.” It would be wonderful if it were that easy. [Read more…]

Famous People with Dyslexia

“As I sat with my tutor, struggling to read this To Kill a Mockingbird book,  I can’t help buy sweat and grit my teeth. Will this ever go away? I know, everyone tells me that I’m smart and that there are lots of successful famous people with dyslexia.

Then they start listing Walt Disney, George Washington, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and continue to say, “and look how these famous people with dyslexia changed the world.” I guess the look on my face said “huh?” because then they start naming people I actually know about.  [Read more…]

Is there a Dyslexia Test?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could go online, take a dyslexia test, and learn if we are dyslexic? Unfortunately, dyslexia is not that easy to diagnose.

Children and adults may have many of the dyslexia symptoms , but often they do not have dyslexia. For example, one of the symptoms found when researching dyslexia is low self-esteem. Low self-esteem happens to people with and without dyslexia. There are exceptionally high functioning readers that have low self-esteem.  To find out whether a dyslexia test could be right for you, keep reading! [Read more…]