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About Dyslexia & Reading Problems
Developmental dyslexia is a condition related to poor reading. Children with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read due to one or more information processing problems such as visual perceptual or auditory perceptual deficits. Many but not all children with dyslexia have difficulty with reversals of numbers, letters or words. New research points the way to specific methods of instruction that can help anyone learn to read well no matter what the underlying problem may be. Following the links will provide interesting new information as well as extremely effective solutions for all types of reading problems including developmental dyslexia.
What is dyslexia?
Children who have an average or above IQ and are reading 1 1/2 grades or more below grade level may be dyslexic. True dyslexia affects about 3 to 6 percent of the population yet in some parts of the country up to 50% of the students are not reading at grade level. This means that the reason for most children not reading at grade level is ineffective reading instruction. The dyslexic child often suffers from having a specific learning disability as well as being exposed to ineffective instruction.
Children may have dyslexia or a learning disability if they have one or more of the following symptoms: * Letter or word reversals when reading. (Such as was/saw, b/d, p/q). * Letter or word reversals when writing. * Difficulty repeating what is said to them. * Poor handwriting or printing ability. * Poor drawing ability. * Reversing letters or words when spelling words that are presented orally. * Difficulty comprehending written or spoken directions. * Difficulty with right – left directionality. * Difficulty understanding or remembering what is said to them. * Difficulty understanding or remembering what they have just read. *…...