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.
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.
All 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.
If there is a dyslexic in your family tree, your kids have a 50 percent chance of also being dyslexic. Recent studies estimate that up to 17 percent of the population grapple with this prognosis. That’s almost 3 million U.S. kids! Here’s how to cope.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexiaprovides 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