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We help families
Treatment from age 2
Rule in/out problems
Reduce family stress
Improve school performance
Better quality of life
Clinical Reference Guide:
What We Diagnose, How We Diagnose and Treatment Options
Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Disorder (ADHD) in Children
Autism and Pervasive
Digital EEG and Evoked Potentials
for High Achievers
and Language Disorders
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a reading disability. It is the most commonly diagnosed
learning disability in the United States. Dyslexia is also called developmental
A child with dyslexia reads at a much lower level than average for his
or her age, intelligence, and education. The disorder affects how a
child does in school and other daily activities.
How does it occur?
Nobody knows what causes dyslexia. It occurs more in some families.
Children with other conditions such as fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile
X syndrome, and lead poisoning are more likely to have a learning disability
such as a reading disorder.
The disorder is not caused by vision problems. In dyslexia the problem
is in the way the brain translates symbols into meaningful language.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms (based on what is average for the child's age, intelligence,
and education) include:
Sometimes children with dyslexia also have problems
with speaking, such as mispronouncing words and speaking in incomplete
sentences. Research shows that children who start talking later than normal
may be more likely to have a reading disorder
- Guessing words
- Rotating numbers and letters, such as "9"
and "6" or "b" and "d"
- Changing the order of letters in words
- Not looking at all the letters in a word
- Losing the place while reading
- Forgetting common words learned each day
- Reading word for word
- Adding, deleting, or changing words in a
- Reading slowly
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