Dyslexia Symptoms



Fact of Fiction? Letter Reversals or Mirror Writing Are the Main Sign of Dyslexia

When learning to read, children may mistake certain letters for other similar ones, especially those that can be reversed or appear the same when seen in a mirror. The child may read “dog” as “bog” or look at the written word “was” and read it as “saw”.

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Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Solution

The extreme viewpoints about dyslexia make it difficult for parents to know how to best help their child. On the one side of the debate there is the group which believe dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured, but endured and on the other extreme there are those who say diagnosis of dyslexia is a complete waste of time.

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Three Common Symptoms of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common concern as it affects many children and adults. And although no two dyslexics have exactly the same symptoms, there are three key symptoms which you can, quite easily, pick up.

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Sequencing Difficulties: A Symptom of Dyslexia

Sequencing refers to our ability to perceive items in a specific order, and also to remember that sequence. In saying the days of the week, months of the year, a telephone number, the alphabet, and in counting, the order of the elements is of paramount importance. Many dyslexics have trouble with sequencing...

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Directional Confusion May Be a Sign of Dyslexia

Directional confusion is a common symptom of dyslexia, and may take a number of forms, from being uncertain of which is left and right to being unable to read a map accurately, says Dr. Beve Hornsby in her book 'Overcoming Dyslexia'. Directional confusion affects other concepts such as up and down, top and bottom, compass directions...

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Dyslexia: Where Does the Word Come From and What Does It Mean?

Heardy I aply for any posision in your cumpany. I am ninteen years of age and have now cumpleted grabe ten. I am interristed in people and a motivateb person. I dont have any work ecsperience dut I am wiling to lern... When reading the above letter you might think that it was written by someone with a very low intelligence. You are wrong...

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The Right to Read, Chapter 1: The Keys to the Kingdom

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... The term dyslexia was introduced in 1884 by the German ophthalmologist, R. Berlin. He coined it from the Greek words dys meaning ill or difficult and lexis meaning word, and used it to describe a specific disturbance of reading in the absence of pathological conditions in the visual organs.2 In a later publication, in 1887, Berlin stated that dyslexia, “presuming right handedness,” is caused by a left-sided cerebral lesion...

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Dyslexia Facts

Over the years, the term dyslexia has been given a variety of definitions, and for this reason, many teachers have resisted using the term at all. Instead, they have used such terms as "reading disability" or "learning disability" to describe conditions more correctly designated as dyslexia. While a lot of uncertainty continues to surround dyslexia, here are some facts...

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TV Programme: ITV’s “Let’s Talk” about Dyslexia

The term dyslexia was coined from the Greek words "dys", meaning ill or difficult, and "lexis", meaning word. It is used to refer to persons for whom reading is simply beyond their reach. Spelling and writing, due to their close relationship with reading, are usually included. Watch ITV's “Let's Talk” on the subject of dyslexia.

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The A2Z of Dyslexia

According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain that causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. Historically, the dyslexia label has been assigned to learners who are bright, even verbally articulate, but who struggle with reading...

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