Dyslexia is associated with learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a learning impairment characterized by trouble reading as a result of difficulties detecting speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Dyslexia, sometimes known as a reading disability, is caused by individual abnormalities in the parts of the brain that process language.
Dyslexia is not caused by IQ, hearing, or vision impairments. With tutoring or a specialized education program, most children with dyslexia can excel in school. Emotional support is also very crucial.
Though there is no cure for dyslexia, early detection and management yield the best results. Dyslexia can go undiagnosed for years and not be identified until adulthood, but it’s never too late to get help.
As dyslexia is associated with learning difficulties it might be difficult to detect symptoms before your child starts school, but several early warning signs may suggest a problem. When your child reaches the age of school, his or her teacher may be the first to identify a problem. The severity of the issue varies, but it usually becomes obvious when a youngster begins learning to read.
When to see a doctor
While most children are ready to learn to read by kindergarten or first grade, children with dyslexia frequently struggle to learn to read by that age. Consult your doctor if your child’s reading level is lower than predicted for his or her age, or if you detect other indicators of dyslexia. Childhood reading difficulties persist into adulthood when dyslexia stays undetected and untreated.
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