Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading, writing, math, etc. difficult for people. The kind of alphabet a person uses can also affect the way dyslexia affects them. Neuroscientist Guinevere Eden of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., says that new study shows how different writing systems can direct the development of distinct brain networks for reading (Bower 149). Dyslexia is a common disability in children and affects children of all races and socioeconomic and ethnic groups. About fifteen percent of all school children have it, and four boys to every one girl have it (Sargent and Tirella 51). Dyslexia occurs in children with normal intelligence.
Dyslexia comes in three different forms. The first form is trauma dyslexia. This occurs after some form of brain trauma or injury to the area of the brain that controls reading and writing. This form of dyslexia is rarely seen today. The second for is secondary or developmental dyslexia. This is caused by hormonal development during the early stages of fetal development. This form of dyslexia should diminish as the child matures. It is more commonly seen in boys. The last type of dyslexia is primary dyslexia. It is caused by a dysfunction of, rather than damage to, the left side of the brain and does not change with age. Children with this type are rarely able to read above a fourth grade level and may struggle with reading, spelling, and writing as adults. This form is passed in family lines through their genes and is found more often in boys than girls.
Symptoms for dyslexia have different categories to which they belong. The first set of symptoms is just some general symptoms. Kids will seem to “zone out” or daydream often. They also get lost easily or lose track of time. They have normal IQ (intelligence quotient) but do not test will academically. They do better when they are given oral tests rather than written tests. They have trouble paying attention and may seem hyper….