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What is Dyslexia

Dyslexia is often described as an unexplained reading challenge. It is neurologically based. The frontal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain is affected. Therefore your child is using the right brain for decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) language.

Characteristics of Dyslexia can include:

Lack of awareness of sounds in words, rhymes, or sequence of sounds and syllables in words.
Difficulty decoding words – word identification
Difficulty encoding words – spelling
Poor sequencing of numbers, of letters in words, when read or written
Difficulty expressing thoughts in written form
Delayed spoken speech
Imprecise or incomplete interpretation of language that is heard
Difficulty in expressing thoughts orally
Problems with reading comprehension
Confusion about directions in space or time – right and left, up and down
Confusion about right or left-handedness
Difficulty with handwriting

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