Is your child showing signs of poor reading comprehension? Or do they have difficulty learning how sounds relate to letters and words? Or perhaps, this is something you struggle with. This could be a sign of dyslexia, a common neuro-cognitive disorder.
Dyslexia is often discovered in childhood but it can also go undiagnosed for years (sometimes decades!), meaning adults are susceptible to it too. To better recognize the signs and to help you or your child get the help you need, here is everything you need to know about dyslexia.
What Is Dyslexia?
First, it’s important to point out dyslexia is not a reflection of one’s intelligence. “It is a neurobiological disorder that affects the parts of your brain involved in language processing,” says Healthline.
This disorder affects how the brain processes written materials. This makes it more difficult for the individual to recognize, spell, and decipher words. The severity of ones’ symptoms will vary from person to person and will differ by age.