what's dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

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Dyslexia is a learning handicap

Dyslexia has a lengthy history and has been defined in a variety of ways. Dyslexia is characterized as "a disease in children who, despite typical school experience, fail to develop language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual capacities," according to the World Federation of Neurologists, which was founded in 1968. Dyslexia is defined as follows by the International Dyslexia Association:

"Dyslexia is a learning handicap caused by a neurological problem. It's marked by problems with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, as well as poor spelling and decoding skills. These challenges are usually caused by a phonological component of language loss, which is often overlooked when compared to other cognitive talents and the delivery of successful classroom education. Problems with reading comprehension and a lack of reading experience might stifle the development of vocabulary and background knowledge as secondary repercussions."

Dyslexia can last a lifetime

Dyslexia is the most frequent type of learning difficulty in children, and it can last a lifetime. Dyslexia can range in intensity from moderate to severe. The earlier dyslexia is addressed, the better the outcome. People with dyslexia, on the other hand, can learn to enhance their language skills at any time. In the early grades of schooling, dyslexia might go unnoticed. The difficulty of learning to read can cause frustration in children.

Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by difficulties recognizing spoken sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Dyslexia, often known as reading difficulty, affects the parts of the brain that process language. People with dyslexia typically have normal brains and vision. Tutoring or a specialized education program can help most dyslexic youngsters succeed in school. Emotional support is also very crucial.

Dyslexics can achieve great successes

While there is no cure for dyslexia, early detection and management yield the best results. Dyslexia can go undetected for years and not be diagnosed until adulthood, but it's never too late to get help. Dyslexics, on the other hand, can achieve great success as students and adults with the correct help.

People with dyslexia frequently struggle to read fluently. They frequently read slowly and make errors. This may have an impact on how well they understand what they're reading. When other people read to them, though, they frequently understand the text without difficulty.

Dyslexia can also make it difficult to learn new skills. These are some of them:

  • Understanding what you're reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Math

Dyslexia has nothing to do with your IQ

Dyslexic children and adults, among other things, struggle to read fluently, spell words correctly, and acquire a second language. These difficulties, however, have little to do with their overall IQ. Dyslexia, in reality, is an unexpected reading challenge in someone who has the intelligence to be a much better reader. While persons with dyslexia have trouble reading, they are generally quick and creative thinkers with great reasoning skills.

Dyslexia is also quite frequent, affecting 20% of the population and accounting for 80–90% of all learning impairments. Dyslexic and regular reading children have different brain connectivity, which provides a physiological explanation for why reading fluently is difficult for people with dyslexia.

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