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Emily lovell

on 22 May 2009

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Transcript of Dyslexia

Dyslexia By: Emily Lovell
core 8
5/20/09 What is Dyslexia? •Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children
•Dyslexia can vary from mild to sever
•Children with dyslexia have difficulties in learning how to read, even with traditional instruction
•Dyslexia is caused from a difference in how the brain processes information What causes Dyslexia? The cause of dyslexia may be a malfunction in the language area of the brain. It has been proven to be genetic. Statistics of Dyslexia Statistics of Dyslexia 15-20% of the population has dyslexia
Probability 1 in 5 student Originally dyslexia was discovered in 1818 by Oswald Berkman.
Dyslexia was later named in 1887 by Rudolf Berlin in Germany How was Dyslexia discovered? How is Dyslexia diagnosed? Testing:
Written, By drawing shapes and letters

Auditory, Listening to a story and then be able to explain

Mental, Being able to drop letters in words also sequencings, and short-term memory

Physical, by using sand and clay to map out words and numbers The symptoms of Dyslexia are: The inability to read
Oral communication
Organizational skills
Following instruction
Telling time
Trouble in math
Trouble in spelling Prevention for Dyslexia Unfortunately because dyslexia is transferred
genetically there is no prevention . Treatments for Dyslexia: Reading with and with out audio
IEP (individual education plain)
Logical reasoning Is there a cure for Dyslexia? No, there is no known medical cure. However, for most people with dyslexia the mental cure is to find a way to develop strategies and techniques that will make it possible to move forward. Research being done for Dyslexia Mainly being done by the NINDS (national institutes of health, national institutes of child health and the national institutes of mental health) The research is based on the development of techniques that can diagnose and treat dyslexia by understanding the process and function of the brain during the reading process.Other research is to figure out why people with dyslexia see things and hear things differently than the average person. The long term out look with Dyslexia For people with dyslexia the biggest thing to look out for in the future is just to be aware of it. Dyslexia isn’t a deadly disease so just making sure that you work hard to maintain a good balance between reading and math will do it.
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