A medical definition of the problem: dyslexia is a neurologically-based, often familial, disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. Simply put, it means there is a physical dysfunction which causes a mental blockage of the thought signals to process information-this is why letter/word recognition for reading and writing makes the comprehension difficult. Often mis-analysed as laziness or inattentiveness of the young child because the individual shows no outward signs. This makes it difficult to detect, as dyslexics tend to be intelligent and try to find ways themselves to compensate for their lack of ability to read at the same levels as their peers. It is also considered more common in boys than girls. BUT- this handicap can be over come with patient support and coaching.
Student information project from Malacaster College. Thorough information on definitions and causes.
Information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. On definition, treatment and prognosis.
A public forum for sponsored by Davis Dyslexia Association International. Includes Parent Support, Networking, and Chat.
A selection of articles on dyslexia including symptoms, possible causes, and alternative ways to prevent this common childhood disorder.
Medical database that gives general info about Dyslexia, diagnosing, socio-emotional problems, treatment, technologies, and guidance tips.
Provides definition, information, facts, and references about dyslexia. Includes pictures from an MR spectroscopic imaging scan illustrating how the brain has to work harder in people with dyslexia.
Teacher resources such as, lesson plans, educational games, and special education resources dedicated to the learning disability called dyslexia.
A charity established to support research into the nature and causes of developmental dyslexia and to help children with visually impaired dyslexic problems. Research includes visual adaptations, genetics, brain imaging, and the potential role of nutrition and fatty acids treatment.
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