Students with dyslexia are permitted to use an electronic dictionary.
By studying the reading and writing abilities of close to 80 family members across four generations, the researchers reported, for the first time, that chromosome 2 can be involved in the inheritability of dyslexia.
However, there is some evidence that left-handed people may be more at risk for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or language-processing disorders, including dyslexia and stuttering.
Often a child with dyslexia has a problem translating language into thought (such as in listening or reading), or translating thought into language (such as in writing or speaking).
Asperger's (a mild variation of autism), dyslexia (a learning disability that often affects reading) and minor speech problems are usually not recognized until your child is older.
Studies of the occupational choices of adults with dyslexia indicate that they do particularly well in people-oriented professions and occupations, such as nursing or sales.
Each child with dyslexia has different strengths and weaknesses, although many have unusual talents in art, athletics, architecture, graphics, drama, music, or engineering.
Anyone who is suspected to have dyslexia should have a comprehensive evaluation, including medical, psychological, behavioral, hearing, vision, and intelligence testing.
Bloom struggled in his early years of schooling, due to his dyslexia, but found his niche when he moved to London in 1993 to study acting at the National Youth Theatre.
When a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, the parents should find out from the school or the diagnostician exactly what the problem is, what method of teaching is recommended, and why a particular method is suggested.