Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia07/12/11
(HealthDay News) -- Dyslexia, also called developmental reading
disorder, is a condition in which the brain doesn't correctly
process certain images, such as numbers and letters, says the U.S.
National Library of Medicine (NLM). It's caused by a problem with
the region of the brain that processes language and it hampers a
child's ability to read.
Symptoms of dyslexia include problems understanding simple
sentences and difficulty rhyming and recognizing words. Dyslexia
also makes it difficult to associate written words with the
corresponding sounds. As a result, children with dyslexia are
likely to be slow readers.
For children struggling with dyslexia, the NLM offers these
- Children with dyslexia may need extra schooling and a private
tutor to improve their reading.
- It's important to use positive reinforcement when working with
children with the learning disorder.
- Counseling may help with issues of self-esteem.
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