What is Dyslexia? | How To Know Your Child Is Dyslexic?

Dyslexia is a hidden problem that is not known in many countries. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty in reading due to problems in identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). 

Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process the language. Today in the world, 1 out of every 10 people are affected by this disability. In most countries, there is no awareness about dyslexia and thus it’s hard to diagnose someone with dyslexia.

People with dyslexia have normal intelligence and usually have normal vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role. Though there’s no cure for dyslexia, early assessment and intervention result in the best outcome. 

Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn’t recognized until adulthood, but it’s never too late to seek help. 

In the world, people with dyslexia have to suffer from enormous challenges many of the dyslexic people faced bullying and humiliation by their fellow citizens. 

People who have learning disabilities have good thinking, creative skills, and easily catch a complex problem with ease. 

There are many examples where people with dyslexia disabilities make such an important contribution to the world. For example People like Steven Speilberg, Muhammad Ali, Richard Branson, Agatha Cristy, and Steve Jobs.

Different learning disorders in people.

Dyslexia:

It is the most common disability among people and you can find various people nearby you affected by this (Just it’s hard to predict though). Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence different people are affected to varying degrees.

 

Dyscalculia:

Dyscalculia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations, and learning facts in mathematics. It is generally seen as the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia. 

Mathematical disabilities can occur as the result of some types of brain injury, in which case the proper term, acalculia, is to distinguish it from dyscalculia which is of innate, genetic, or developmental origin.

 

Dysgraphia:

It is a deficiency in the ability to write, primarily handwriting, but also coherence. People with dysgraphia also face problems in understanding the maps, graph charts, and coordinates. Dysgraphia is a transcription disability, meaning that it is a writing disorder associated with impaired handwriting, orthographic coding, and finger sequencing (the movement of muscles required to write).

 

Dyslexia Symptoms

There are six ways to know one can have Dyslexia:

  • The problem in reading & writing
  • Problem with math
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of paying attention
  • Trouble following directions
  • Clumsiness

 

How To Know Your Child Is Dyslexic

How to know your child is Dyslexic?

  • When your child is at the age of 5 or 10 years and he/she start facing the problem like slow handwriting, difficulty to understand multiple instructions and confusion in understanding left and right.
  • Some of the children have poor memorization speed and some of them even faces the problem with tieing their shoelaces and also find difficulty doing day to day normal functions.  
  • Some of them have response inappropriately in many instances and difficulty in telling the time.     
  • Have delayed speech development; immature speech.
  • Difficulty in controlling crayons, pencils, and scissors, or coloring within the lines. They also face trouble with buttons, zippers, snaps.
  • The problem in pronouncing words and trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week.

 

Dyslexia Diagnose and Cure

When you recognize any person or child has one or more than one symptom of dyslexia you must immediately contact or ask them to contact the doctor and if your child is 5 to 10 years then you must take them to pediatric. If one is mature of age around 12 to 18+ then you must contact a psychiatrist. 

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem, there’s no known way to correct the underlying brain abnormality that causes dyslexia. However, early detection and evaluation to determine specific needs and appropriate treatment can improve success.

 

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