Dyslexia is a learning disorder or ability in which the brain mixes up letters and words which makes it difficult for the individual to read, write and spell. It has been observed that dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder usually occur together. A dyslexic child could have a delayed onset of speech and difficulty in distinguishing right and left.
HOW IS DYSLEXIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of dyslexia is based on specific symptoms and family history. There is no single test to diagnose dyslexia. A team of professionals work together in diagnosing the disability. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire that identifies the weaknesses and strengths of your child. The teachers at school may also be asked to provide inputs. Vision and hearing of the child are tested. A psychologist may be referred to for additional confirmation
HOW IS DYSLEXIA TREATED?
The treatment is usually carried out with the help of therapy and management that can render educational support. Technical aids and other techniques can be used which have been specifically created for students suffering from this condition. Oral phonological training can yield long term results.
DID YOU KNOW?
Word analysis and spelling can help these patients from a young age.