Category: Dyslexia

The Real Cause of Dyslexia: Brain Scans Show the Story

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iStock_000021178612XSmall A common myth about dyslexia is that it’s caused by weak visual processing.

One reason this myth is so stubborn is because it sounds reasonable. After all, we use vision to read, so if reading is hard, there must be a problem with the brain’s visual system, right?

Wrong.

Scientists have known for years that the real cause of dyslexia lies in the brain’s auditory system. Kids and adults with dyslexia who confuse letters like b’s and d’s don’t do it because they see the letters as the same, but because they hear them as the same.

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What Does Dyslexia Feel Like?

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Having trouble reading this? Well, this gives you just a little taste of what it’s like to have a reading struggle.

Now that school has started back up, you may see your child struggle to read. Maybe you have trouble reading and wish others could understand your struggle. Dyslexia is, simply, difficulty reading or learning to read; it is a symptom of underlying difficulties. Visual processing, auditory processing, phonological processing, and other cognitive skills all need to be strong for reading to be successful. So, see for yourself what it’s like to have trouble reading.

Once you have experienced dyslexia, come back and see me.

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