Posts by Ashley Brooks
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DYSLEXIA?
The symptoms displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using language, primarily written language. It is a myth that individuals with dyslexia “read backward,” although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble pairing letter symbols and sounds along with struggling in other areas. Problems experienced by people with…Read More
HOW IS DYSLEXIA DIAGNOSED?
A comprehensive evaluation typically includes intellectual and academic achievement testing as well as an assessment of the critical underlying language skills that are closely linked to dyslexia. These include but are not limited to receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) language skills, phonological skills including phonemic awareness, and the ability to rapidly name letters and numbers.…Read More
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DYSLEXIA?
The impact that dyslexia has is different for each person and depends on the severity of the disorder. The core difficulty is with word recognition and reading fluency, spelling, and writing. Some individuals with dyslexia manage to learn early reading and spelling tasks, especially with excellent instruction but later experience their most debilitating problems when…Read More
WHAT CAUSES DYSLEXIA?
The exact causes of dyslexia are still not completely clear but anatomical and brain imagery studies show differences in the way the brain of a person with dyslexia develops in utero and functions with learning. Dyslexia is not due to either lack of intelligence or desire to learn; with appropriate teaching methods, students with dyslexia…Read More
WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.Read More