Typically, dyslexia manifests as having difficulty with reading and spelling, because the part of the brain that processes language formed differently in those with dyslexia than in the general population. Dyslexia is genetic and should be thought of as a spectrum, not all people with dyslexia are affected the same way by it. Some dyslexics are able to read equal or better than their age peers are and may even enjoy reading, their dyslexia either is less serve or manifests in a different manner. Dyslexia is lifelong with most treatments centered on changing a dyslexics’ education best to suit them and then to build coping mechanisms around reading and writing.
Common Symptoms of Dyslexia
The severity of dyslexia is different for different individuals, this is dependent on age, education, and how their dyslexia manifested. Here are just a small sample of dyslexia symptoms;
According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no single test for dyslexia. Instead, multiple factors are taken into account such as neurological testing, family history, a patient’s academic history, reading testing, psychological testing, and questionnaires relating to reading and language ability.