Dyslexia In Children
Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is the most common form of learning disability accounting for 80% of all learning disabilities. It is characterized by trouble with reading unrelated to problems with overall intelligence.
What are the symptoms of Dyslexia?
A. In early childhood, symptoms include delayed onset of speech, difficulty distinguishing left from right, difficulty with direction, as well as being easily distracted by background noise.
B. In late childhood signs include difficulty in identifying or generating rhyming words, counting the number of syllables in words. They may also show difficulty in segmenting words into individual sounds or may blend sounds when producing words, difficulties with word retrieval or naming things.
C. Problems persist into adolescence and adulthood and may accompany difficulties with summarizing stories, memorization, reading aloud, or learning foreign languages
What are some of the conditions associated with Dyslexia?
A. Dysgraphia : A disorder which primarily expresses itself through difficulties with writing or typing, but in some cases through difficulties associated with eye–hand coordination and direction- or sequence-oriented processes such as tying knots or carrying out repetitive tasks.
B. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A significant degree of co-morbidity has been reported between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and reading disorders such as dyslexia. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) occurs in 12–24% of all individuals with dyslexia.