If your child is struggling to read, it may be because they have dyslexia. Dyslexia is an auditory processing disorder that affects the way people process language and sound. It’s often referred to as “stealth dyslexia” because many children can compensate for their difficulties in school by using other skills like memorization or good listening skills.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard for some people to read, write, and spell. It’s not the same as having low intelligence or poor eyesight. People with dyslexia can learn to read and write just fine if they get the right help at school or other programs.
But many people with dyslexia don’t know they have it because their above-average reading comprehension skills hide their problems. This condition is called stealth dyslexia. However, this can lead to frustration when they get older and realize that they aren’t learning at the same pace as their peers.
People with stealth dyslexia can sound out words just fine but still struggle with reading comprehension. They may even score very high on tests of reading comprehension. It is a learning disability that affects how information is processed and interpreted by the brain.
It can cause problems with reading, writing, spelling, speaking, listening, and math skills. Symptoms of dyslexia vary from person to person but often include difficulty sounding out words or blending sounds into words. This may lead to confusion when reading aloud or trouble understanding what has been read.
Other symptoms include poor comprehension of text and slow processing speed for written work. Some people with dyslexia also struggle with fine motor skills such as handwriting legibility and coordination between eyesight and hand-eye coordination when performing tasks like drawing lines on paper or playing sports.
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