Does dyslexia affect speech?

Dyslexia is a type of learning disorder. It's really common. Previously, experts believed that dyslexia only affected reading and writing, but new research shows that this learning condition also affects communication.

According to a recent study, 17 out of 50 individuals with dyslexia (participants) experienced stuttering as a child. While only 1% of the neurotypical population stutters, a shocking 34% of individuals with dyslexia also stutter as children.

The rate of stuttering occurrence varies greatly depending on the severity of dyslexia. Stuttering is more common in people with severe dyslexia. There is no longer any doubt about the link between dyslexia and stuttering. A neurodevelopmental disorder is childhood-onset fluency disorder, often known as developmental stuttering. Repetition, prolongation, and blockages in speech are common indications and symptoms of developmental stuttering.

People who stutter know what they want to say, but they have trouble saying it because of issues with motor planning, which is required for fluent speaking. There is a clear link between stuttering and phonological impairments, according to several research.

Phonological Awareness or Language Sound Recognition

It refers to a person's ability to hear, interpret, and discriminate between other languages' sounds. It allows people to recall and manipulate sounds at the phoneme, syllable, word, and sentence levels. Dyslexics have a low level of phonological awareness. As a result, individuals frequently have difficulty memorizing and recovering the words they need to communicate.

Word "Forgetting" or Phonological Memory

Children and adults with dyslexia frequently struggle to find "the right word." Simple, ordinary words like remote, automobile and even names are frequently forgotten by persons with dyslexia. You may have experienced the sense of attempting to remember a word that is "on the tip of your tongue" if you have dyslexia. It may be tough for you to recall the exact sound combination for that term.

Jumbling Up Words or Phonological Production

People with dyslexia frequently mix together words that sound similar. Because the words "cat" and "cot" are phonetically similar, they may mix them up. Both have quite different connotations.

According to research, the language deficiencies that arise are not limited to spoken language. When it comes to writing, people with dyslexia make similar blunders. One of the most typical symptoms of dyslexia is the inability to locate the proper word at the right time, however, this is not exclusive to the learning disability.

Learning Procedures Are Difficult

Dyslexia may disrupt procedural learning in individuals, according to recent research from Carnegie Mellon University.

Learning complicated speech-sound categories via procedural learning is affected by dyslexia, according to the findings. The difficulty people with dyslexia have processing speech is an outcome of the disorder, not a cause. Speech and Language Acquisition Is Delayed

If one or more members of your family have dyslexia and your child shows indicators of speech delay, they may be dyslexic.

A youngster with dyslexia may also have difficulty learning new words and may mix up similar-sounding words when speaking. They may also struggle to remember and pronounce names, numbers, symbols, and colors.


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