'Dyslexia' is a a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. Here are some facts about dyslexia:-
- Teens who suffer from 'Dyslexia' have problems reading and writing and need different ways to learn.
- It has a hereditary component. It is a type of neuro-developmental disorder in which language processing is disturbed. As such, both reading as well as writing is affected.
- Dyslexia is 2-3 times more common among boys and girls. 40 to 60% teens suffer from psychological effects of thsi disability like anxiety, depression and attention deficit. Rejections by the society lead to their poor self-confidence and self-esteem.
- It is a type of neuro-developmental disorder in which language processing is disturbed.
- Teens who have dyslexia try to hide their reading and writing difficulties and avoid reading and writing. They do rely more on verbal and memory skills.
- A detailed evaluation by a psychologist to confirm the diagnosis and also to assess associated prob lem is mandatory.
- Emotional support is important as teens with this problem suffer from poor self-esteem and a feeling of worthlessness. Computer software for dyslexics also can help to read aloud. Affected teens might require help from a special tutor trained in teaching awareness of speech sounds in words and letter sound correspondence.
- Even famous celebrities (like Thomas Alva Edison, Einstein & more) had been the victim of disorder but set an example of how it is possible to succeed in the face of this challenging condition.
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