Dyslexia By Thomas Lollis

Dyslexia is a learning disability in which a person has trouble identifying and comprehending different letters and words. Dyslexia is a common learning disorder in children.

Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Late talking, learning new words slowly, difficulty learning nursery rhymes (before school)
  • Difficulties seeing and hearing differences and similarities in words, reading well below expected level, difficulty comprehending rapid instructions (during school)
  • Difficulty with time management, trouble understanding idiomatic expressions, difficulty summarizing a story (teens and adults).

Even with all these symptoms and more, dyslexics still have normal vision and intelligence. This may be why dyslexia can go undiagnosed for years. There is no cure, but the symptoms can be managed (tutoring, specialized education programs, emotional support).

The Broca's a area is larger in the dyslexic brain, but the parieto-temporal and occipito-temporal areas do not function as well.

More on Dyslexia

As the picture above shows that there are differences in the way dyslexic brains function and develop. Dyslexia may be an inherited condition, and is linked to genes that control how the brain develops.

This was until I was tested for dyslexia and the relief to find out there was a reason I was like I was. -Jodie (dyslexicaction.org)
Being dyslexic shouldn't stop you achieving what you want out of life. -Elli (dyslexicaction.org)

References

  • mayoclinic.org
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