Dyslexia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

by James S. Pendergraft

Posted on Monday 8th of August 2011

A child is the greatest dream of a newlywed couple. From the day of his birth you would look into each stage of his growth and makes a note of all dates of importance like the day when his first milk teeth came or when he walked. But not all children are fortunate and some may grow with many disabilities. Dyslexia is a type of learning disability. A child affected with dyslexia will not be that much interested in his studies. This is actually a medical condition and not due to laziness of the child.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is the inability of a child to learn the same way as a normal child of his age would do. Those children affected with dyslexia will not be able to recognize words, understand spelling and will not be having decoding abilities. Even though those children affected with dyslexia have learning disabilities, they are more intelligent than a normal child.

Till now the researchers have not been able to come up with the exact causes of dyslexia. There are many causes that have been talked about. Most doctors say that dyslexia has been caused by ear and throat infections in the early childhood period. These infections should have lead to learning disability in a child. There are many among us who believe that dyslexia is due to certain hereditary factors. Most of the dyslexics have at least one parent who is suffering from dyslexia. There are many other people who have turned dyslexics due to learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD.

How is it Diagnosed?

Diagnosing dyslexia is a very difficult task. This medical condition does not give you any symptoms which make you to understand of the health situation that he is. We are able to diagnose a child with dyslexia only when he starts learning. In some schools there is an arrangement to check the children for health issues like dyslexia before taking admission into the school. The next best way to diagnose dyslexia is to study the family history. In most cases dyslexia are hereditary so if we know something about the family it would be much beneficial in finding out whether a child is suffering from learning disabilities like dyslexia.

The chances for a child to get affected with dyslexia are more if any one of his parents is having this medical condition.If you have a doubt in your mind that you are affected with dyslexia, then there are many methods which can be used to identify whether you are suffering from learning disabilities. An online dyslexia test is the best option.

This is the simplest and easiest way in identifying a lifelong problem. If you find that you are suffering from dyslexia, then it should be known to your parents and friends at the earliest so that they can help in your treatment. The love and support that you may get from them is the best treatment for this medical condition.

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