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ADD / ADHD, Dyslexia.  It's a family issue.   Improve grades and self-esteem.  Evaluation and non-drug therapy that really works!

Understanding Dyslexia - Dyslexia Information

Dyslexia is classically defined as a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words. [New Latin : dys- + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak)].  It is more accurately characterized by difficulty with or an inability to accurately see, hear, speak, write, process and or comprehend language.  Other sources define it as "a disturbance of the ability to read.  Broadly: [a] disturbance of the ability to use language" whether spoken or written.  There are a number of different types of dyslexia.  Various Types of Dyslexia

Dyslexic usually refers to a person who has dyslexia (i.e. his brother is dyslexic <=> his dyslexic brother; a common trait of a dyslexic person is the reversals of letters or sounds or the confusion thereof).

Medical insurance companies recognize ADHD as a valid diagnosis and real condition and are willing to pay for treatment (generally the giving of psychotropics).  Unfortunately, most insurances are not willing to pay for treatment for a learning disability including dyslexia.  In reality the two conditions (ADHD & learning disabilities) are so closely intertwined, (i.e. ~80% of children/adults that have ADD have learning or other cognitive problems), that for all intents and purposes, they are the same.

Various Types of Dyslexia:

For ease of understanding we might say there is a visual dyslexia, auditory dyslexia or a dyslexia involving the ability to translate sounds or sights through the motor system to the hands (writing down words that one might hear).  In more technical or scientific terms these are labeled as:

    Dysnemkinetic (visual and memory related dyslexia) - Deficit in the ability to develop the necessary motor skills for writing symbols such as letters or numbers as the neural skills are not imprinted adequately in the memory of the brain.

    Dysphonetic (auditory dyslexia)- Deficit in the ability to correctly associate the sound of a given letter/letter combination and to differentiate between nuances of sounds.

    Dyseidetic - Deficit in the ability to recognize words as a whole and to pronounce them correctly.

    Dysphoneidetic - Deficit in the ability to correctly associate the sound of a given letter/letter combination within a word as a whole, and to pronounce them correctly.

    Dysnemkinphonetic - Deficit in the ability to develop the necessary motor skills for writing letters or numbers and in pronouncing the symbols correctly.

    Dysnemkineidetic - Deficit in the ability to develop the necessary motor skills for writing letters or numbers and in pronouncing the symbols correctly either by syllable or by the word in its entirety.

    Dysnemkinphoneidetic - Deficit in the ability to develop the necessary motor skills for writing letters or numbers and in pronouncing the symbols correctly either by syllable or by the word in its entirety.  

We invite you to continue browsing this website learn more about dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder (which dyslexia is commonly diagnosed as), testing for it, and an effective non-drug solution.  Start with our Home page and then the Overview page.

 

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