Topics: Dyslexia, Nervous system, Neurology Pages: 2 (502 words) Published: February 25, 2013
One out of ten children in America suffers from dyslexia. This affliction may go unnoticed to society, but for the victims living it, it’s an everyday struggle. In this essay we’re going to discuss what dyslexia is and what causes it, the symptoms, and how people with dyslexia cope with their disorder.

Dyslexia is a learning disability mostly found in children. Most people with dyslexia find out that they have the disorder early on in childhood, about five to nine years old, and it becomes a lifelong challenge for them. It effects the way they process language and holds back or slows down their reading, writing, spelling, mathematical, and sometimes their speaking abilities. Dyslexia comes from a neurological disorder, which is any disorder of the nervous system. It can affect a wide range of abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord, or nerves from biochemical to structural errors. This neurological disorder can make people with dyslexia put letters and numbers in the place of others or make it difficult to recognize words and letters, it’s incurable, and there’s no way to prevent it, but there are methods to face it.

The symptoms of dyslexia can be caught either earlier or later life depending on the severity of the individuals disorder. Everybody is different, so the traits they exhibit vary as well. These mannerisms can be from everyday to every five minutes. One of the most distinct traits about dyslexia is the inconsistency. The most common signs are the following; seems intelligent and articulate but cannot read, write, or spell at grade level, complains of dizziness or headaches while attempting to read or write, complains of feeling or seeing nonexistent moving with the letters or numbers, and spells inconsistently. There are many more symptoms, but these are the main ones that point to dyslexia.

A dyslexic person might be able to solve their more mild disabilities, like reading or writing. To recondition their more severe disorders, they...
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