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Dyslexia is a learning disability that can hinder a person’s ability to read, write, and spell. It is the most common learning disability in children and persists throughout life. The severity of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe.
The causes of dyslexia are neurobiological (having to do with the way the brain is formed and how it functions) and genetic (passed down through families). Dyslexia may also be acquired due to other conditions, such as Stroke.
Because dyslexia runs in families, tell your doctor if you have family members that have dyslexia.
Your doctor will ask about your or your child’s symptoms and medical history, and do a physical exam (including hearing and vision tests). You may then be referred to an expert in learning disabilities, such as a school psychologist or learning specialist, for additional testing.
Tests given by the specialist may include the following:
If you or your child has any of the following symptoms, do not assume it is due to dyslexia. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of these:
There is little that can be done to prevent dyslexia, especially if it runs in your family. However, early identification and treatment can reduce its effects. The sooner children with dyslexia get special education services, the fewer problems they will have learning to read and write at grade level. Under US federal law, free testing and special education services are available for children in the public school system.
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