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Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard to learn to read and understand written language. Even students with average or above-average intelligence can have dyslexia.
A common assumption about dyslexia is that letters or words seem reversed, like the word “was” appearing like “saw.” This can be a part of dyslexia, but reversals are very common among kids up until first or second grade. The major problems for students with dyslexia are phonemic awareness, phonics, and rapid word recognition.
Dyslexia is not a visual problem. Dyslexia happens because of subtle problems in information processing, especially in the language regions of the brain.
Dyslexia often runs in families. A reading specialist or psychologist can diagnose dyslexia through a comprehensive evaluation.
A child with dyslexia may have trouble:
Students with dyslexia may need:
Students with dyslexia may avoid reading because it can be stressful and tiring. As a result, they can end up missing valuable reading practice and fall behind their classmates. This can hurt their self-esteem. Recognizing and appreciating their strengths — in math, sports, drama, art, creative problem solving, etc. — can provide critical emotional support.
Other helpful strategies for students with dyslexia are:
With the proper assistance, most students with dyslexia can learn to read and develop strategies that allow them to stay in regular classrooms.
Wha tifev eryth inglo ooked lik ethis whe nyo utrie dtoread?
Lots of kids have special needs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Dyslexia is a problem that makes it difficult for a kid to read. With some help and a lot of hard work, a kid who has dyslexia can learn to read and spell.
Dyslexia is a learning disability in which people have difficulty learning to read, even though they are smart enough and are motivated to learn. Learn more about dyslexia and how to deal with it.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard to learn to read and understand written language. Even kids with average or above-average intelligence can have dyslexia.
Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.
Having a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t learn. The trick will be figuring out how you learn best.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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