Dyslexia Symptoms and Treatment


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Dyslexia symptoms and treatment

When asked about the symptoms of dyslexia, the general reply by experts in the field is a long list of scientific jargon that many people fail to understand. In broad terms the symptoms of dyslexia can be confined to few specific zones – the ability to read, write, spell, do mathematics, and think analytically.

For the majority of those suffering from dyslexia, reading presents hurdles. Numbers and alphabets generally confuse the dyslexics. The result is that they read a word in place of another.

Writing can be painful for dyslexics. Dyslexia Consultants opine that the crux of the problem is lack of organization skills.

How To Improve A Dyslexics Writing Skills

Dyslexics are not in general linear thinkers. Their mind tends to hop about from one point to another. Therefore, the first step that should be done to help a dyslexic get over the writing problem is to give him an outline proceeding from one paragraph to another in slow stages.

The dyslexics writing skills will noticeably increase if firm barriers are placed before them as guiding posts.

The Major Hurdles Of Dyslexics

Dyslexics general have three default writing strategies that they should be gently prompted to pursue - copy, visuals, and narration.

Mathematics is a big challenge for dyslexics who can have trouble with simple additions. The real problem is that some dyslexics tend to read the mathematics signs in reverse order. It means they add seeing – and subtract seeing +.

Help For Dyslexics

Most of the dyslexics have analytical skills that are excellence. This is where Dyslexia Consultants can help. We teach dyslexics to conquer their reading and writing problems by concentrating on their natural excellent skills in analysis.

It is taken for granted by the time middle school is completed, that the pupil should be able to compose an essay consisting of five paragraphs. Nevertheless, the fact is that many dyslexics who have completed school find great trouble doing even this.

The explanation is that while in middle and high school the pupils are not expected to independently think but to master their basic grammar and spelling skills. But the neural activities of dyslexics show that in most cases the rear portion of their brains – the region connected with reading skills are greatly inactive than that of general education students.

On the other hand the region in the brain connected with higher order thinking in the brain of the dyslexic is generally more active than that of ordinary students. Thus here at Dyslexic Consultants we train dyslexic students to compose an essay comprising of 5 paragraphs, making use of GRE or Graduate Records Exam’s Analytical Writing Section Argument composition.

The use of the GRE yardstick allows for solving of writing difficulties of the most of the dyslexic high-school pupils. Improvements can be noticed after 100 hours of private teaching or attendance of one to two semesters in a general high school. Typical students will increase from the zero percentile on the GRE Analytical Writing Section pretest, to low level of acceptable writing skills for graduate student’s posttest. Occasionally we will work with a dyslexic high school student of exceptional analytical ability and work ethic. In these cases the dyslexic student generally scores in the 6% of the GRE Analytical Writing Section pretest. At the end of the program the dyslexic high school student is writing at a typical level of entering graduate students.


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