As with other learning disabilities, dyslexia is a lifelong challenge. This language-based processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness or the result of impaired hearing or vision. Children and adults with dyslexia have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently.
Are you concerned that your young child may not be learning, communicating or relating socially as well as other children of the same age? Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can hinder reading, writing, spelling and speaking, can create barriers to enjoying social interactions and can have a negative impact on self-esteem.
We offer a number of dyslexia resources at LD.org, but where else can you seek reliable assistance and information about dyslexia? The following resources will help you learn more about dyslexia and find local help. You can also use NCLD’s Resource Locator to find programs in your local area.
Have you always struggled with reading, spelling or writing and wondered if you (or an adult you care about) might have a learning disability (LD) such as dyslexia? It’s never too late to seek help to discover whether LD is contributing to or underlying these problems. Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can impact an individual’s ability to read, write, spell and speak, as well as their social interactions and self-esteem. The following is a list of common warning signs of dyslexia in college students and adults. This list may describe struggles that have perplexed and plagued you for years!
Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can hinder reading, writing, spelling and speaking, as well as social interactions and self-esteem. Are you concerned that your child isn’t learning, communicating or relating to others as successfully as his or her peers? Does your child especially struggle with reading? Is it affecting your child’s confidence and motivation? If so, the following list of common warning signs of dyslexia in children in Grades 3–8 may help clarify your concerns.
What’s it like to have dyslexia? These eight videos chosen by our community will give you a peek into the experience of dyslexia—from brain function to celebrities’ take on it, and more. Click on the colorful brain image below to start the slideshow, and add your favorite videos in the comments.
Are you concerned because your teen is struggling with academic learning in school? Have you noticed any social awkwardness or a tendency to keep a distance from peers? Does lack of motivation seem to be a problem? Do you worry about whether low self-esteem is taking the joy out of learning? These may all be signs of a not-yet-identified learning disability (LD) such as dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can affect reading, writing, spelling, and speaking, as well as social interactions and self-esteem. Look over the following list of common warning signs of dyslexia in teens in Grades 9–12. You may find that it will help clarify your concerns.
Dyslexia makes reading and other language-based tasks difficult, but it can also affect your child’s social skills. Here are five common social challenges your child with dyslexia may face—and ways you can help.
|The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the bookThe Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning, by Ben Foss.|
Some people think of dyslexia as a learning issue that only involves reading. But dyslexia can make a number of tasks difficult. Here’s an overview of skills and behaviors dyslexia can affect.
Beginning around third or fourth grade, your child is expected to be able to read a passage of text, understand it and answer questions about it. Here are the five skills needed for reading comprehension.
Those unfamiliar with dyslexia might assume that all individuals with dyslexia face, essentially, the same obstacle: The letters get mixed up and that’s that, right? Wrong. Roughly one in five people has dyslexia, but the language processing difficulties that accompany dyslexia exist on a spectrum—meaning that the experience of dyslexia differs from person to person.
If your child struggles with reading issues or dyslexia, you may be unfamiliar with the lingo you’re hearing. Here are some key terms to help you take an active role in conversations about your child’s reading issues.
|The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the book The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock L. Eide, MD, MA, and Fernette F. Eide, MD.|