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The Challenges Of Dyslexia

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Schooling is important to be successful in life. But when you are living with a learning disability it can be tough. Imagine being a child and having to face not only new challenges life has to bring, but to face these challenges while living with a learning disability. One such disability that affects the American population is dyslexia. It is not clear exactly how many people in the United States have dyslexia. Dr. Eden uses a conservative figure of 5 to 7 percent of the population. Dr. Shaywitz estimates it could be as high as 20 percent (Ruth).
Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it difficult to read, write, and spell, no matter how hard the person tries or how intelligent he or she is. Children with dyslexia tend to see letters
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Some experts believe that the condition may be hereditary. Others suggest that it may be caused by differences in the structure of a person's brain and the way that brain functions (Dyslexia). The main sign of dyslexia is reading and writing letters in the wrong order. Some other signs are problems in organizing language (both written and spoken),memorizing, spelling, reading, writing, learning sounds and symbol as well and also difficulties in solving math problems (Ruth). Children with dyslexia have a normal or above-average intelligence but dyslexia can affect their learning, which may cause them to fall behind. There are many things that people can do to help with their abilities to learn with this disability. There is no medication to take for dyslexia but there is a treatment. Dyslexia is a life-long condition. With proper help people with dyslexia can learn to read and/or write well (Teacher Strategies for Dyslexics). The treatments for dyslexia are simple but the individual must be willing to work hard. Once a child is able to understand ways to cope with dyslexia, he or she will be then able to overcome the common mental disorder that come with this learning
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