Dyslexia Symptoms What You Need To Know

A common misconception a huge number of individuals have to people who struggle to read is that they are inept or illiterate. With that being said, there are a number of factors that lead to reading disability. One of them is dyslexia which is known as a reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence.  Believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors, dyslexia often occur to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is associated with similar difficulties with numbers. In some cases, it may begin in adulthood as the result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia. Knowing the early signs of dyslexia can go a very long way in helping treat this reading disorder. Let us look at dyslexia symptoms and how to identify them.

Dyslexia Symptoms What You Need To Know

Dyslexia has quite a number of symptoms that are associated to this reading disorder. They are most visible in children with signs becoming clearing when attending school. These symptoms include having trouble with reading, writing, and spelling which was mentioned earlier. Other common and known symptoms include: ongoing trouble with schoolwork, difficulty learning a foreign language, poor handwriting, difficulty remembering numbers and as well as trouble following a sequence of directions and telling left from right.

Dyslexia is a troublesome disorder making it important to diagnose the condition early to help children cope with the problem. Parents need to work hand in hand with teachers to find a suitable learning environment that is able to cater to their preference and needs. For that matter, it is important for parents to consult with their teachers on every occasion asking how their child is doing in academics. As soon as early symptoms show up, it is best to not take these for granted and make the necessary adjustments for your child.

People who have reading disorder aren’t destined to fail. In fact, some have high IQ, yet may not test well academically. They excel with oral tests however, have troubles during written exams. There are also a number of dyslexic individuals who are talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering. This is made possible with them being able to learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.

You will indeed not be finding any shortage of dyslexia success stories when you look them up over the internet with some pertaining dyslexia as a gift and a challenge rather than a disadvantage. There are even a number of famous Hollywood celebrities who were diagnosed with dyslexia but were able to find success on their respective careers. This includes the likes of Orlando Bloom, Tom Cruise, Kiera Knightley and many more.

It is also good to hear that modern technology has contributed greatly in making dyslexia easier to treat. A local primary school has completed the first long term study anywhere in the world of dyslexia in the young and its treatment using lenses resulting in a measurable improvement in reading ability. In other news, an elementary teacher at Griffis Elementary School in Caddo Mills makes good use of technology to help dyslexic kids develop love of reading.

Several projects about dyslexia have found great success helping students with dyslexia improve reading skills while others are raising Dyslexia Awareness through a variety of means. Come join a local support group today!