Whats dyslexia and what are the symptom's?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
December 20, 2009 10:58pm CST
I know that its some sort of learning disability, but I dont know much about the details such as what are the symptom's and how many different types of dyslexia are there? I'm really curious because when I was young I always had difficulty remembering how to spell words and sound them out, though I've improved some I still have a hard time with words, I can read the long words but I could not remember how to spell them and someone once suggested to me that I might be mildly dyslexic though I dont think I am but I thought I would try to educate myself about the condition anyway. is there such a thing as mild dyslexia?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
21 Dec 09
Hi Apples. People with dyslexia have trouble reading, as they do not see letters or numbers the same way most of us do, hence they also have trouble in other subjects, as most subjects hinge on reading. A person with dyslexia often sees letters and numbers as transposed, or backward from what they really are: tac instead of cat, 12 instead of 21. Yes, its severity can vary from mild upward. There is special help and techniques, though. Karen
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
21 Dec 09
Oh I understand well thanks for this information I have a slightly better understanding then I did.
@divkris (1163)
• India
21 Dec 09
Karen is right! To add to her examples, a dyslexic child may read b as d and d as b. The most common symptoms are incorrect spellings while writing, and poor handwriting. If a child is dyslexic, parents should immediately take him/her to a special educator, who will not only help the kid overcome the problem but also counsel the parents to help the kid cope up with life.
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
this is what dyslexia means in wikipedia.. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that manifests itself as a difficulty with reading and spelling. It is separate and distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or hearing, or from poor or inadequate reading instruction. You can check on it by visiting this link. It is detailed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyslexia
@syankee525 (6296)
• United States
21 Dec 09
people with this do have trouble reading and sounding words out because they will see letters or numbers backward. my daughter have a touch of it, and will get numbers backward when she read them or write it down, but if she is driving and you tell her right she goes left. but there are treatment for this, my brother when he got out of school he couldnt read or write. but i would get check for it
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Dyslexia is defined as an impaired ability to understand written language. As what other mylotters have said, the symptoms are vague and cannot be easily recognized. This learning disorder can lead to spelling and writing problems. But, the reason has nothing to do with low intelligence or brain damage. maybe, there are some parts or areas in the brain that is not functioning well as it used to be.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Based on my experienced with a child I took care before for my on the job training as a caregiver a person with dyslexia has a difficulty in reading and spelling. When my patient writes letter e, she would write an inverted letter e. She also would have difficulty in reading. Children with dyslexia needs proper attention from their parents and teachers.
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Dec 09
The symptoms can be difficult to diagnos because they are so vague. If you're having difficulty reading and doing math then suggest you get tested for the disorder. Early treatment is the best way to handle it. The older you are the more difficult it becomes.