For dyslexia, writing is often on the wall from birth

From: Boston Children’s Hospital

Some 5 to 17 percent of all children have developmental dyslexia, or unexplained reading difficulty. When a parent has dyslexia, the odds jump to 50 percent. Typically, though, dyslexia isn’t diagnosed until the end of second grade or as late as third grade — when interventions are less effective and self-esteem has already suffered.

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Many children ‘unable to hold a pencil or sit still’ at five

Sally Goddard Blythe, an expert in early education, recommends screening children for basic physical problems at five, saying developmental difficulties can have a major bearing on later academic results.

nursery_1958606bAll infants should be given physical checks at the age of five amid concerns too many children are starting school unable to hold a pencil, sit still or stand up straight, according to a leading academic.

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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it.

 

Developmental Assessments, Reflex Inhibition (INPP), Auditory Processing Disorder, APD, Dyslexia, Reading, Writing and Math Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Behavioral Difficulties