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Dyslexia

22:13 EDT 19th September 2017 | BioPortfolio

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills (BDA).

It has been suggested that up to 10% of the population (or even more) show some signs of dyslexia, particularly when it is present in other members of the family.

Dyslexia is likely to be lifelong, from birth and is characterized by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual’s other cognitive abilities. The specific learning difficulties include Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD and Dysphasia.

Although resistant to conventional teaching methods, dyslexics often benefit from appropriate specific interventions, including the application of information technology and supportive counseling. There is much research into these strategies.

Source: Adapted from British Dyslexia Association

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Useful reference: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dyslexia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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