Can you develop dyslexia?

Can you develop dyslexia?

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Dyslexia is a learning impairment that can cause a variety of issues, including reading and writing difficulties. People with dyslexia have problems matching the sounds that the letters make to the letters they read. Because dyslexia is most commonly diagnosed in children, many dyslexia resources are geared at assisting youngsters in managing their symptoms. However, dyslexia frequently persists until maturity.

Other dyslexic children are not identified until they are adults, and some dyslexic adults discover that their symptoms alter as they get older.

Dyslexia in adults:

Many people with dyslexia also suffer from other learning disabilities or neurological problems. Dyslexia can cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or dyspraxia in both adults and children.

Dyspraxia is sometimes misunderstood as a disorder characterized by clumsiness and poor coordination. This is not the case. While it may induce such symptoms in some people, it can also lead to a variety of other problems, such as difficulties with information processing, organization, and social skills.

  • Dyslexia is one of a category of learning disabilities known as particular learning difficulties (SLD).
  • The goal of treatment is to assist a person in overcoming their individual difficulties.
  • Dyslexia is a term that refers to a range of problems rather than a single condition.
  • It's a highly individual and changeable condition.

Though dyslexia is characterized by difficulty reading, especially in children, most individuals with dyslexia can read and have discovered techniques to overcome their reading challenges. Adults with dyslexia may also have a variety of additional symptoms, such as memory issues. People with dyslexia, on the other hand, have no difficulty with vocabulary or speech.

Indicators of Dyslexia in Adults:

Dyslexia can cause the following problems in adults:

  • The act of reading: You might avoid reading aloud or reading in general.
  • Understanding jokes and proverbs: You might have problems with sentences like "it's pouring cats and dogs," because the words don't have their regular meaning.
  • Pronunciation of words: The right word may be on the tip of your tongue, but you can't think of it.
  • Writing: Taking notes may be difficult. You could avoid any type of time-consuming writing. Anything written may take a long time to complete. It can be difficult to convey a topic in writing, even if you are quite knowledgeable about it.
  • The study of foreign languages.
  • Doing math or other number-related duties.
  • On-the-spot response: When you're supposed to say something, you could feel nervous.
  • Keep track of your time and stick to deadlines.


Dyslexia conditions in adults:

Dyslexics may also have other learning impairments or emotional problems, such as:

  • Dysgraphia is a type of dysgraphia that affects (trouble with handwriting)
  • Executive Functioning Issues (the ability to be organized and problem-solve)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two different types of attention disorders (ADHD)
  • Dyspraxia is a condition in which a person is (difficulty with motor skill coordination)
  • Problems with memory
  • Dyscalculia is a type of dyscalculia that affects (trouble with math)

Dyslexia in Adults: What Causes It?

Dyslexia is caused by a variety of factors that are unknown. However, it has been linked to alterations in genes that affect the development of communication-related areas of the brain. This could explain why the disease runs in families.

You may be more susceptible to dyslexia if you:

  • Were you born too soon or with a low birth weight?
  • Have a history of dyslexia or learning problems in your family?
  • Having ear infections that may cause losing hearing ability.
  • Were you exposed to nicotine, narcotics, or other pollutants that could have harmed your brain development during pregnancy?

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