How to help people with dyslexic children
Dyslexic people can be hard to communicate, learn, and socialize with, according to a new report from researchers at Harvard Medical School.
“Dyslexic kids are at higher risk of having low intelligence, cognitive impairment, poor social skills, and poorer academic performance than their peers,” lead author Dr. James C. Schuster, director of the Center for Dyslexia Research, told The Wall St. Journal.
“This suggests that dyslexics are at a genetic risk for many of these negative outcomes.”
What are dyslexias?
People with a disorder that affects the ability to read, write, or spell words and letters have problems with words and sounds that seem foreign or foreign to us.
They can also be confused or distracted.
Their reading ability varies from person to person and can vary from person-to-person, so it is difficult for adults to learn the skills they need to read a given book.
The disorder is named for an ancient Greek word that means “to make a mess.”
Dyslogics, or reading difficulties, are not the only problem.
Some dyslexical people also have problems concentrating, being able to remember words or events, and making accurate decisions.
It can take up to a year of reading for a person with dysphasia to fully comprehend the meaning of a book.
What is the genetic drift?
The study, published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, found that people with a genetic drift, or more than one copy of the disorder, tend to have a slightly higher risk for the condition.
But, this difference does not come close to explaining the high rates of learning disabilities in the study, which was based on data from more than 8,000 people.
Diseases such as learning disability and schizophrenia are rare, but their effects on learning and memory are known.
“What makes this disorder especially challenging to treat is that the risk of learning disability is quite high and that dysphasic children are much more likely to have learning disabilities, even if they have only one copy,” Schuster told The Journal.
What can you do?
“It’s a very important issue to be aware of and one that can be very difficult for people to address,” Schiller said.
So, it is important to remember that dyslogics are an inherited disorder, so the genetic risk is only one factor that influences their abilities.
If you or anyone you know has dyslexie or dyslexiatypes, talk to a family member or friend about your child’s learning difficulties and their needs.
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