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Children with dyslexia may also try to read from right to left, may fail to see (and occasionally to hear) similarities and differences in letters and words, may not recognize the spacing that organizes letters into separate words, and may be unable to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word.
Dyslexia seems to be caused by a malfunction in certain areas of the brain concerned with language.
Dyslexia is characterized by a delay in the age at which your child begins to read.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00224.html   (1187 words)

 Information on Dyslexia: Definition, Assessment, Interventions and Resources
Dyslexia is a syndrome: a collection of associated characteristics that vary in degree and from person to person.
The syndrome of dyslexia is now widely recognised as being a specific learning disability of neurological origin that does not imply low intelligence or poor educational potential, and which is independent of race and social background.
Dyslexia is not the result of lack of motivation, sensory impairment, inadequate instructional or environmental opportunities, but may occur together with these conditions.
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 NCLD - Dyslexia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dyslexia is a life-long language processing disorder that hinders the development of oral and written language skills.
Children and adults with dyslexia can be highly intelligent, however they have a neurological disorder that causes the brain to process and interpret information differently.
Dyslexia can have different effects on different people, depending on the severity of the learning disability and the success of efforts to develop alternate learning methods.
www.ncld.org /LDInfoZone/InfoZone_FactSheet_Dyslexia.cfm   (806 words)

 Dyslexia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Developmental dyslexia is a said to be a condition or learning disability which causes difficulty with reading and writing.
Dyslexia is thought to be both genetic and hereditary.
Dyslexia is a difference in the brain area that deals with language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dyslexia   (4093 words)

 Understanding Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a type of learning disability in which a child has difficulty learning to read and understand
A common assumption about dyslexia is that letters or words appear reversed; i.e., "was" appears like "saw." This type of problem can be a part of dyslexia, but reversals are very common among all children up until first grade, not just kids with dyslexia.
Dyslexia can only be formally diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation by a reading specialist or psychologist, either at school or in the community.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/learning/dyslexia.html   (1091 words)

 Dyslexia Parents Resource - Information about Dyslexia
Dyslexia is the commonest cause of learning difficulties for children and young people in schools and colleges.
Dyslexia is estimated to occur in about 8% of the population.
Before my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, I battled for a year with the school to have her assessed.
www.dyslexia-parent.com   (1007 words)

Dyslexia is a neurological-based, specific learning disability, characterized by language handling deficiencies, impairment in the ability to recognize and translate words into sentences.
dyslexia) were due to a "simple signal-scrambling disturbance of the inner-ear"(7) Without the ability of a fully functioning inner-ear, signals get crossed and lost, resulting in a general confusion that inhibits learning and comprehension.
Secondary dyslexia, on the other hand, is thought to be caused during early fetal development and able to disappear gradually as the individual ages.
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 Dyslexia - Healthy Kids and Pediatrics - health and medical information produced by doctors
A second type of dyslexia is referred to as "primary dyslexia." This type of dyslexia is a dysfunction of, rather than damage to, the left side of the brain (cerebral cortex) and does not change with maturity.
A third type of dyslexia is referred to as "secondary" or "developmental dyslexia" and is felt to be caused by hormonal development during the early stages of fetal development.
Visual dyslexia is characterized by number and letter reversals and the inability to write symbols in the correct sequence.
www.medicinenet.com /dyslexia/article.htm   (489 words)

Dyslexia, characterized by problems with learning to read, remembering what was read, spelling, and organizing thoughts, may be noticed as early as kindergarten or may never be diagnosed.
The word ‘dyslexia’ means ‘difficulty with words or language’, and is frequently used to refer to a child — or adult — who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest.
Dyslexia Symptoms and Dyslexia Signs is maintained by Susan du Plessis, co-author of The Right to Read: Beating Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities, and Benetta Strydom, an occupational therapist.
www.psparents.net /dyslexia.htm   (509 words)

 Dyslexia Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read.
The prognosis is generally good, however, for individuals whose dyslexia is identified early, who have supportive family and friends and a strong self-image, and who are involved in a proper remediation program.
Current research avenues focus on developing techniques to diagnose and treat dyslexia and other learning disabilities, increasing the understanding of the biological basis of learning disabilities, and exploring the relationship between neurophysiological processes and cognitive functions with regard to reading ability.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/dyslexia/dyslexia.htm   (380 words)

 Understanding Reading Problems: Does Your Child Have One?
A child is considered to have dyslexia if he or she has difficulty learning to read despite having adequate intelligence, attention, motivation, and exposure to education.
Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that affects people all over the world, no matter what language they speak.
Dyslexia is an "invisible" learning disability-you can't see it when you look at a child, or hear it when you talk to him.
www.kidsource.com /schwab/reading.problems.html   (601 words)

 Dyslexia information
Dyslexia is a difficulty in learning to read despite traditional instruction, average intelligence, and an adequate opportunity to learn.
It is not due to mental retardation, brain damage, or a lack of intelligence.
The difference between primary dyslexia and trauma dyslexia is that trauma dyslexia occurs after a brain trauma and primary dyslexia is a dysfunction of the brain.
www.mamashealth.com /dys.asp   (658 words)

 Dyslexia Test - Full individual assessment for dyslexia.
The Conclusions indicate whether, and to what extent, the child or adult is suffering from dyslexia, or whether there may be other factors which are hindering his or her progress.
Under the leadership of John Bradford, we are a team of professionals with advanced qualifications and wide ranging experiences of teaching and working with children and adults with special learning needs.
The Direct Learning Dyslexia Certificate course is approved by the University of New York.
www.dyslexia-test.com   (984 words)

 What Is Dyslexia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Those in medicine define dyslexia as a condition resulting from neurological, maturational, and genetic causes, while those in psychology relate dyslexia on the basis of the specific reading problems evidenced and give no reference to causation.
If dyslexia is suspected, the physician should refer the child for further evaluation and treatment by a specialist in psychoeducational diagnosis.
The major purpose of the diagnostic process is to isolate the specific difficulties associated with dyslexia and to suggest appropriate educational intervention.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/content3/dyslexia.html   (1035 words)

On the contrary, it is the concerned parents of dyslexic children who have taken the initiatives that have brought dyslexia to the forefront of the learning difficulties arena.
But where dyslexia does occur, of the children and adults we diagnose, more than 80% have a history of learning difficulties in their family, and more than 60% have a family member who is left-handed.
Dyslexia caused by inherited factors is referred to as a 'specific learning difficulty of a visual-spatial type', and dyslexia caused by early hearing loss is referred to as a 'specific learning difficulty of an auditory-linguistic type'.
www.classroom-assistant.com /dyslexia_dyslexic.html   (1303 words)

 Dyslexia - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dyslexia is an impairment in your brain's ability to translate written images received from your eyes into meaningful language.
Dyslexia occurs in children with normal vision and normal intelligence.
Children with dyslexia usually have normal speech, but often have difficulty interpreting spoken language and writing.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/dyslexia/DS00224   (220 words)

 Bristol Dyslexia Centre, dyslexia teaching, dyslexia testing, spld, specific learning difficulties
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Dyslexia can affect people in home school, home education various ways because the processing problem can be in adult dyslexia organisation, nessy, dyslexia teaching system different functions of the dyslexia teaching, dyslexia testing brain.
NASA made bristol dyslexia centre, dyslexia education a machine to remind the teaching resources, dyspraxia brain to listen to the balance parts of the body and get the eyes to track dyslexia learning resource, special school more easily.
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 Dyslexia Action
Dyslexia is now firmly established as a congenital and developmental condition.
Because dyslexia is neurologically-based, children are born with dyslexia, but it is when they begin to learn using words, and sometimes other symbols, that it becomes a noticeable problem.
It is estimated that there are about 375,000 pupils in the UK with dyslexia and a total of some two million people who are severely affected.
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk /Page.aspx?PageId=29   (448 words)

 Dyslexia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dyslexia is "a developmental disorder marked by difficulty in learning to read despite adequate intelligence, conventional instruction, and sociocultural opportunity."3 This means, a dyslexic is a person who is severely below their expected reading level based upon their overall intelligence.
Dyslexia is a disorder that occurs in approximately 15% of the population.
Dyslexia is marked by difficulties understanding the basic correspondence between symbols (such as letters) and their sounds.
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 Dyslexia Online: Information, Articles & Resources
Because the child with dyslexia battles to read, he is therefore also hampered in the learning situation.
According to an American study the risk that a child will have dyslexia is increased from 4 to 13 times if one of the parents has dyslexia too.
Dyslexia is therefore considered as a sign of genius.
www.audiblox2000.com /dyslexia_dyslexic/dyslexia.htm   (1094 words)

 Cornwall County Council - The Dyslexia Support Service
The aim of the Dyslexia Support Service is to ensure the successful inclusion of children with dyslexia in the counties mainstream schools.
Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent reading and/or spelling develops incompletely or with great difficulty.
Dyslexia is a learning difference which is constitutional in origin, independent of socioeconomic or language background and can occur at any level of intellectual ability.
www.cornwall.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=13754   (678 words)

 Dyslexia definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Dyslexia is a learning disability that alters the way the brain processes written material.
Dyslexia is different from reading retardation which may reflect mental retardation or cultural deprivation.
The prognosis is generally good, however, for individuals whose dyslexia is identified early, who have supportive family and friends and a strong self-image, and who are involved in a proper treatment program.
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 Michigan Dyslexia Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc. (MDI) is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with dyslexia.
Estimates of the number of persons with dyslexia in the United States range from under two percent to over twenty percent of the population.
MDI is a partner with the Dyslexia Association of America in a national movement to provide services to persons with dyslexia throughout the United States.
www.dyslexia.net   (158 words)

Dyslexia (say: dis-lek-see-uh) is a learning problem some kids have with reading and writing.
But the good news is that dyslexia doesn't need to keep a kid down.
Kids who have dyslexia might get frustrated sometimes and they may not like that they are in a different reading group than their friends.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/learning_problem/dyslexia.html   (678 words)

 Dyslexia Symptom, Testing, and Eyesight - Help through Vision Therapy Treatment Program for Eyesight
I had her tested for learning disability and dyslexia.
I took her to be tested for dyslexia, which she has.
On the day of Zacharriah's initial assessment, we were totally impressed with Dr. X and her staff.
www.visiontherapystories.org /dyslexia_eyesight.html   (2558 words)

dyslexia in the dictionary, you’ll find that it is derived from the Greek word “dys” (meaning poor or inadequate) plus “lexis” (words or language).
Dyslexia is a unique mind set that is often gifted and productive, but learns differently than other minds.
There are people with dyslexia in many types of highly respected careers such as: Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Danny Glover, Cher, Magic Johnson, Carl Lewis, Bruce Jenner and General George Patton.
www.tomatis.com /English/Articles/dyslexia.htm   (1001 words)

 Dyslexia Teacher - Contacts
• International Dyslexia Association - (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.
• Michigan Dyslexia Institute - the Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc. (MDI) is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Discussion Forums provide an Internet forum for on-going discussion of points of interest in the whole area of dyslexia.
www.dyslexia-teacher.com /t8.html   (648 words)

 Dyslexia Adults Link - Information and Resources for Dyslexia
Dyslexia help and advice, information, contacts, research and articles about dyslexia; dyslexia in the workplace and at college; books amd software; and assessment for adults who may be dyslexic or have difficulties with spelling.
He has overcome his dyslexia to become the conscience of our public spaces, persuading the nation that the design of our cities is a symptom of our social health.
A Seaford woman who has struggled with dyslexia her whole life is now teaching others how to see the condition in a positive light.
www.dyslexia-adults.com   (1590 words)

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