Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard to read, write and spell. It’s not the same as not being able to see words properly or clearly. In fact, people with dyslexia often can read well if they’re given enough time and practice. They just need their brain to process information differently than most other people do when reading or writing.
People with dyslexia usually don’t have trouble understanding what others say in quiet surroundings, though. And they usually aren’t confused by different accents from other countries either, even if those accents make it harder for them to understand some of the words being said.
You’re more likely to have dyslexia if your parents or siblings have it as well. If you think you might have this condition, talk with your doctor about getting tested for dyslexia and other conditions that cause similar symptoms like ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Dyslexia doesn’t affect your intelligence level or how smart you are. But because of how a dyslexic patient’s brain works, people who have this condition sometimes struggle more than others when trying new things at school or work that involves reading, writing, and spelling out loud.
This can be frustrating for them since they want so badly to do well too! That’s why getting help early on is important so these skills will come easier over time instead of staying a challenge throughout life.
The good news is there are many ways to manage these challenges so people with dyslexia can learn effectively at school and work toward their goals later on in life. Some kids may need extra time on tests or assignments because they take longer than others to complete them due to difficulties with reading comprehension or writing skills.
Others may benefit from using assistive technology such as text-to-speech software when taking notes during lectures or listening exams instead of writing them out by hand.
To learn more about motor speech disorders and their causes, visit NJDDC’s blog section.