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Aimee Peters
University of Idaho
Dyslexia is a learning disability affecting peoples pronunciation, reading, and writing. There are three different types of dyslexia; acquired, developmental, and primary. Not all forms of dyslexia are genetic, but the majority of most people with dyslexia inherited it.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability affecting around 5 to 10 percent of all children. It is a complex learning disability- where most individuals believe it’s when an individual reads words backward. Dyslexia is an actually much more complex than that and is “a severe problem with learning to read with normal proficiency” (Adubasim, 2017). There are three main forms of dyslexia; acquired, primary, and developmental
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It can impact reading, writing, and pronunciation. It can be very debilitating to some as it can affect how they do and learn in school. However, dyslexia has nothing to do with one's overall intelligence. Most can be helped to become more proficient in a language with proper help. (Fink, 1995) Acquired dyslexia is not genetic or hereditary, instead, it is the result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, or even an infection, and much more. Acquired dyslexia is easy to identify as the individual who is now experiencing problems with literature didn’t have this problem before the life-changing incident, such as a stroke. According to a case study conducted by Small showed, using a PET scan technique, acquired dyslexia can vary drastically depending on which part of the brain was affected. Someone who has damage…show more content…
Most individuals who have developmental dyslexia usually have a parent who also suffers from this learning disability, causing one to be genetically predisposed. It seems to greatly affect the left hemisphere of the brain. “Dyslexics in this group typically experience problems with the letter and number identification, spelling, reading, arithmetic, measurement, time, instructions and other skill sets that are normally performed by the left hemisphere.”(Types of Dyslexia) This causes the individual to have to overcompensate with the right side of his/her brain. Unfortunately, unlike developmental dyslexia, it does not seem to go away over time. However, different approaches to learning, unlike the traditional classroom style, can help these individuals become more proficient in these
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