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Developmental Reading Disorder

Last updated June 22, 2020

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability among children. It is also known as Developmental Reading Disorder. It is believed to be the world’s most prevalent language-based learning disability.


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  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability among children. It is also known as Developmental Reading Disorder. It is believed to be the world’s most prevalent language-based learning disability
  • It is a neurological language processing disorder that hinders an individual’s ability to read, write, and spell. Dyslexia can vary in levels of severity, but is not a sign of poor intelligence
  • The child may have difficulty spelling words, trouble following rapid instructions, reading difficulties, and seeing letters or words in reverse (as a mirror image). Dyslexia could cause complications such as poor ‘reading aloud’ skill, difficulty comprehending words, slowed vocabulary growth, difficulty expressing oneself during a conversation, and affect one’s social-emotional development
  • Even though there is no cure for Dyslexia, many methods are available to help manage the symptoms and improve the quality of one’s life
  • The condition can range from mild to severe and its prognosis varies from one individual to another. However, with early identification and suitable training, nearly 90% of the affected children are able to learn and study alongside other children, in a regular classroom setting

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First uploaded: June 19, 2017
Last updated: June 22, 2020