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.
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.
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.

Dyslexia Online Test – What is real?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a dyslexia online test that is reliable to any means. There is no one dyslexia test package that when completed determines if a child is dyslexic. Testing for dyslexia is not like taking a throat culture to see if your child has strep throat.

Determining if a child has dyslexia is usually done by gathering information from the teachers and the parents and then administering specific tests to evaluate the child’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses. There are many excellent diagnosticians that can help evaluate if a child has dyslexia and each one may use different tools to determine what kind of learning disability the child may have. [Read more…]

Dyslexia Support | Dr. Linda Answers Your Questions

Dr. Linda's School Success Q & ADear Dr. Linda,

I have a dyslexia support question. My husband and I are fortunate enough to have three wonderful children. Our oldest and our youngest have always done very well in school. Our middle child is just as bright as his siblings, but he struggles in school with dyslexia.

He’s in 5th grade now and has begun saying that he’s the stupid one in the family. He’s even said that he’s the stupidest one in school. Our hearts break every time he says that. What do we do to help his self-esteem? J.M. [Read more…]

Fun Tips to Help Kids Read: A Dyslexia Treatment too !

Reading struggles are a long term problem. There are many fun exercises that help children focus when reading and serve as  dyslexia treatments, too. Even if your child doesn’t have a reading disability, a lack of focus gets in the way of reading comprehension and recall.

Difficulties with reading jeopardize not simply your child’s grade in language arts but in school in general. It’s hard to get a good grade in social studies if you aren’t reading well. Even math requires reading. Parents, you can help your child focus on reading, and participate in their dyslexia treatment,  with the following tips. [Read more…]

Dyslexia Definition: Why Suzy Has Trouble Reading

“Dr. Silbert, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with Suzy. Does she have dyslexia or some other learning disability? I don’t even know the dyslexia definition. She reads the word ‘ride’ over and over again on page one. Then she turns the page and can’t remember how to read the word ‘ride.’ She acts as if she never saw it before. She also leaves words out and puts words in. I can’t help it, but I end up yelling at her and she ends up crying. Something is wrong!”

Suzy’s case is typical. Suzy has dyslexia, a reading disability. [Read more…]