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Dyslexia: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Risks

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When a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, it is imperative that she gets proper treatment. Dyslexia is a learning disorder in which the child has trouble reading. A child with the disorder can have issues with spelling, phonological processing and following several commands at a time.

Vision and intelligence are not affected with dyslexia. When it is left untreated, the difficulty reading can persist into adulthood, leading to several long-term complications, including trouble learning, social problems and economic consequences.

To diagnose dyslexia, a doctor will use several tests and questionnaires. For example, the doctor will ask about family history of dyslexia, as it tends to run in families.

The child may take an examination that gauges her reading skills and language abilities. The doctor may run other tests, such as psychological tests, vision tests, neurological tests and hearing tests, to rule out other conditions that may affect the childs reading.


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