Between 2 and 8% of elementary-age children have some degree of dyslexia symptoms

Dyslexia symptoms are related to a developmental reading disorder, which is a reading disability resulting from the inability to process graphic symbols.

Between 2 and 8% of elementary-age children have some degree of reading disability. Developmental reading disorder (DRD) is not caused by vision problems, but rather is a problem involving higher cortical (brain) processing of symbols. Children with DRD may have trouble rhyming and separating the sounds in spoken words. These abilities appear to be critical in the process of learning to read.

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A child's initial reading skills are based on word recognition, which involves being able to separate out the sounds in words and associate them with letters and groups of letters. More developed reading skills require the linking of words into a coherent sentence. Because children with dyslexia symptoms have difficulty connecting the sounds of language to the letters of words, they may consequently have difficulty understanding sentences.

Most children with DRD have normal intelligence, and many have above-average intelligence. The disorder is a specific information processing problem that is not connected with the ability to think or comprehend complex ideas.

Dyslexia symptoms may appear in combination with developmental writing disorder and developmental arithmetic disorder. All of these processes involve the manipulation of symbols to convey information. These conditions may appear singly or in any combination.

Other causes of learning disability and, in particular, reading disability, must be ruled out before a diagnosis of DRD can be made. Cultural and educational shortfalls, emotional problems, mental retardation, and diseases of the brain (for example AIDS) can all cause learning disabilities.

Dyslexia symptoms

  • Possible family history of learning disorder
  • Difficulty learning to recognize written words
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Difficulty determining the meaning (idea content) of a simple sentence
  • May occur in combination with writing or arithmetic learning problems

Prevention of dyslexia symptoms

Learning disorders tend to run in families. DRD is one kind of learning disorder. Affected families should make every effort to recognize existing problems early.

For families without a previous history of learning disabilities, an intervention can begin as early as preschool or kindergarten if teachers detect early dyslexia symptoms. Early intervention will provide the best possible outcome.

You may also consider the intake of daily nutrients that your brain needs to keep it functioning smoothly for the rest of your life. The good news is that scientists have established what these essential nutrients are. Persons who suffer from

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and dyspraxia benefit from fish oil supplementation. ADHD has been linked by research to lack of omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for formation and repair of brain cell membranes, especially in the developing central nervous system of children.

Learn what you can do to protect and enhance your brain and that of your family and prevent dyslexia symptoms


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