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Article Home Children's Health Dyslexia or learning inability in children

Dyslexia or learning inability in children

Dyslexia is learning problem. It is inability of the brain to translate written images received from the yes in to meaningful language. It affects 5 percent or more of the children. It is difficulty to learning to read.

Dyslexia may occur in children with normal vision, normal intelligence and normal speech but often have difficulty interpreting the spoken language and writing.

Symptoms of dyslexia:

  • Difficulty in learning and remembering printed words.
  • Letter reversal, number reversals and changed order of letters in words (tat for rat, quite for quiet) or numbers (12 for 21).
  • Leaving out or inserting words while reading.
  • Confusion in vowel words or substituting one consonant for another.
  • Persistent spelling errors.
  • Difficulty in writing.
  • Other symptoms:
  • Delayed or inadequate speech.
  • Trouble picking the right word to fit the meaning desired when speaking.
  • Problems with direction (up and down) and time (before and after, yesterday and tomorrow).
  • Clumsiness.

Cause of dyslexia: It is due to malfunction in certain areas of the brain concerned with language.

Complications:

  • Left untreated it may lead to low self-esteem, behavioral problems, delinquency, aggression and withdrawal or alienation from friends, parents or teachers.
  • Dyslexia can be related to brain injury, hereditary or hormonal influences.
  • Letter and number reversals are common warning sign of dyslexia.

Diagnosis of dyslexia involves reviewing the child’s processing of information from seeing, hearing and participating in activities.


Treatment of dyslexia involves planning between the parent and the teachers.