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Symptoms of dyslexia

If there is anything to be said about dyslexia it is that, it is inconsistent. The behaviour of people with dyslexia can change from minute-to-minute, daily or weekly. As you can see, it can be difficult to pinpoint and identify this condition. Technically dyslexia is a condition and not considered a disease. Discover the many symptoms found in dyslexics.

Dyslexia symptoms

Dyslexics are born with their condition and it may run in family histories. Most dyslexics are not thought of as lazy or stupid, but they do have a learning disability. Many dyslexics are considered to be above average in intelligence or average. Because of their learning disorder, they must work even harder than other people to overcome learning difficulties.

Common dyslexia symptoms

Many dyslexics are articulate, highly intelligent and bright, but fail to spell, write or read at their grade level indicating a learning disability. Most dyslexics will test high in oral IQ tests, but not on written exams. Consequently, it is not unusual for dyslexics to develop poor self-esteem and easily become emotional or frustrated in school when trying to read, spell or take tests.

People and children suffering from dyslexia tend to learn quicker using visual aids, demonstrations and getting hands-on experience for themselves.

Cognition and memory of dyslexics

Dyslexics tend to have poor memory for information and facts when they have no previous experience concerning the information. However, they usually have very good long-term memory and can recall faces and locations.

Motor skills and writing

Many dyslexics become confused between over/under and left/right. They also have difficulty writing and may have poor handwriting.

Math skills

Most dyslexics have problems telling time, which often results in tardiness or missed appointments. Word problems are difficult for them to understand and counting money or items is another problem.

Help for dyslexics

The sooner a person or a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, the better. Once this condition is identified, treatment and special learning can be given to help the learning process. It can be a struggle, but dyslexics can eventually improve their ability to read properly with help and training. Patience and training can make a world of difference for dyslexics.

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