Dyslexia affects a person's ability to spell, read, write, or even speak. It's considered the most common learning disability in children. The exact cause of dyslexia is not fully understood; however, it is thought that dyslexia can be related to factors that affect brain development and/or hereditary factors. Symptoms of dyslexia include failure to attain the language skills of writing, reading, and spelling despite conventional classroom experiences. There are different types of dyslexia such as primary dyslexia, developmental or secondary dementia, trauma dyslexia, visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia, and difficulty controlling and holding a pen or pencil to make the correct markings on paper (dysgraphia). Signs and symptoms of dyslexia may include difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling skills; slow to learn new vocabulary words; delayed early language development; difficulty with left and right hand tasks, and often dominance for one hand has not been established. Dyslexia is difficult to diagnose so there are a variety of tests for proper diagnosis, for example, WISC-III, KABC, PIAT, WIAT, KTEA, and TAPS. Treatment for dyslexia is focused on the affected individual's disabilities. Read more: Dyslexia Article
Related Disease Conditions
Learning disabilities can cause an individual to have trouble learning and using skills such as reading, listening, writing,...
Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of...
Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
Children with auditory processing disorders often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the...
Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...
Dyslexia - Describe Your Symptoms
Please describe the symptoms you or your child experienced with dyslexia.Post View 39 Comments
Dyslexia - Diagnosis
How was your dyslexia diagnosed?Post View 23 Comments
Dyslexia - Causes
What was the cause of you or someone you knows dyslexia?Post View 7 Comments
Dyslexia - Personal Experience
Do you or your child have dyslexia? Please describe what it's like and how you cope.Post View 5 Comments
Dyslexia - Treatment
What educational methods or approaches have you or your child used to deal with dyslexia?Post View 1 Comment
Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
Prevention & Wellness
- 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
- Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
- Brain Training Goes to School
- The Promise and Perils of Brain Training
- Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping
- Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?
- Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia
- Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
- New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link
- Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia
- E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds
- Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
- MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study
- Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study
- Size of Frontal Lobes May Not Matter for Brain Power: Study
- Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds
- Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
- Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'
- Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia
- Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills
- Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College
- Dyslexia May Be Caused by Signal Processing Problem in Brain
- Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate
- Spacing Letters Apart Helps Dyslexia
- Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read
- Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read
- Scientists Probe the Origins of Dyslexia
- Study Finds No Link Between Dyslexia and IQ
Subscribe to MedicineNet's Children's Health & Parenting Newsletter