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Dyslexia

 

Overview

A learning disorder, dyslexia is caused by neurological differences and is not due to low intelligence levels. It is characterised by difficulty with spellings, learning and writing. The most common symptom is difficulty with comprehending too many instructions, poor association of words with meanings and lack of organisational skills.

 

Causes

Dyslexia can be termed as a learning disability. It can be caused by impairment in the brain’s ability to translate images and sounds received from the eyes and ears into understandable language. Trauma dyslexia can be due to brain injury to the area that controls reading and writing. Primary dyslexia may be because of damage to the left side of the brain which is a permanent problem and it is thought to be genetic. Secondary or Developmental dyslexia is thought to be caused during the early stages of foetal development.

 

Symptoms

Letter and number reversals are the most common symptoms. Difficulty in copying from a board or a book is a common sign and there could be a general disorganization of written work and the child may have a problem in maintaining relationships beyond the classroom that could extend into the playing field especially organized sport. There may also be a difficulty in determining right or left. Children may not be able to move to the rhythm of music. Auditory problems in dyslexia cover the problem of a child being unable to hear, remember or understand what is heard. Parts of words or sentences may be missed. The child could become frustrated due to difficulty in learning and it may lead to depression and low self esteem. Peer and sibling interaction can also be strained in certain cases. These children might lose interest in school related activities and appear to be indifferent and lazy.

 

Diagnosis

The doctor considers a number of factors in their diagnosis of dyslexia. The doctor may subject the person to different tests to assess the level of competence in visual, auditory or kinesthetic (carrying out a physical activity) abilities. There are a variety of tests a child may be suggested to undergo, even at their own school to feel comfortable.

 

Treatment

A doctor would determine the type of disability in the child before the treatment is started. School and parents have a very important role in the development of the child’s skills and abilities.

 

Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.



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