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Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in reading. It is a common learning disability in children and even occurs in children with normal vision and intelligence. Dyslexia often goes undiagnosed for years and isn't recognized until adulthood. A dyslexic child can become frustrated by the difficulty faced in learning to read, and other related issues that can affect the child to the extent of becoming de-motivated and developing a dislike in going to school. Dyslexia appears to be an inherited condition and it tends to run in families. The inherited traits appear to affect parts of the brain that is concerned with language. It has been linked to certain genes that control how the brain develops. Signs and symptoms of dyslexia before a child starts going to school include: • Learning new words slowly • Late talking • Difficulty in rhyming Signs and symptoms once the child is in school include: • Having difficulty following more than one command at a time • Difficulty comprehending raid actions • Reading a level well below the expected level for the age of the child • Difficulty remembering the sequence of things • Difficulty seeing similarities and differences in letters and words • Difficulty spelling out words • Seeing letters or words in reverse, for instance "b" for "d" or "saw" for "was", this is common in children but may be more distinct in children with dyslexia • Inability to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word • Difficulty in processing and understanding what he or she hears Signs and symptoms in teens and adults include: • Difficulty in reading and reading aloud • Problems with time management and memorizing • Difficulty summarizing a story or learning a foreign language • Trouble understanding idioms and jokes Contact your doctor if your child's reading level is below what's expected for his or her age or if you notice other signs or symptoms of Dyslexia!