Dyslexia is Neurobiological
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects reading and writing skills.
It is considered a phonological disorder because it primarily affects the ability to process and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a word. People with dyslexia have difficulty recognizing and decoding the sounds of letters in words. This can lead to difficulty with reading comprehension, reading fluency, poor spelling, and difficulty when decoding longer words.
So if it is a phonological disorder, why is reading and writing so difficult for a student who has dyslexia? It’s because dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to process and interpret written language.
Symptoms of Dyslexia
Symptoms of dyslexia vary, but they often include difficulty with reading fluency, decoding words, and recognizing words by sight. People with dyslexia may have trouble with math, not because they aren’t good at math but because it involves reading.
Dyslexia is not caused by a lack of intelligence or by poor teaching. It is a neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to process written language. It is not caused by poor vision or hearing and it is not a result of laziness or lack of motivation. It is a condition that affects people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Dyslexia is usually diagnosed through a series of tests that assess reading, writing, and language skills. It is a medical condition that can only be diagnosed by a psychologist or neurologist. It is important to note that dyslexia is a spectrum disorder, meaning that people can have varying degrees of difficulty with reading and writing. Some people may have mild dyslexia and can read, spell and write with little difficulty, while others may have severe dyslexia and struggle with reading even the simplest words.
Academic Success with Dyslexia
Dyslexia can be treated with a variety of interventions, including specialized teaching methods, assistive technology, and accommodations in the classroom. With appropriate support, people with dyslexia can learn to read, spell, and write. Many people with dyslexia go on to achieve success in school, college, and in their careers.
It’s important to note that dyslexia is not just a reading disorder, it is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to process and interpret written language. By understanding this and providing the appropriate support, people with dyslexia can achieve their full potential.