Dyslexia?Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. As with other learning disabilities, dyslexia is a lifelong challenge that people are born with. This language processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking.
Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness. It is also not the result of impaired vision. Children and adults with dyslexia simply have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently. The human brain is resilient, but there is no question that early intervention and treatment bring about more positive change at a faster pace than an intervention provided to an older child. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the quicker your child can get help, and the more likely you are to prevent secondary blows to her/his self-esteem.
Of course, no one wants to be an “alarmist” and put her child through an evaluation for trivial or transient bumps along the road to reading. However, If your preschool child struggles with language, particularly with rhymes and pronouncing words, and especially if there is a family history of reading problems, you should not keep your worries to yourself. You need to seek help.
Trained professionals can identify dyslexia using a formal evaluation.
Adults with unidentified dyslexia often work in jobs below their intellectual capacity.But with help from a tutor, teacher, or other trained professional, almost all people with dyslexia can become good readers and writers.
You can use the following strategies to help to make progress with dyslexia.
Anyone who is suspected to have dyslexia should have a comprehensive evaluation, including hearing, vision, and intelligence testing. The test should include all areas of learning and learning processes, not just reading. A trained reading specialist, school psychologist, private child neuropsychologist, or educational specialist may do the evaluation.