Written by William for CrossDove Writers /

While some like myself continue daily battles with a particular chronic illness such as COPD and severe Asthma, we also know that sometimes the wearing down of the human body from fighting one’s chronic illness may occasionally lead to the rising-up of other health issues. With that in mind, we find it important that we always stay familiar with other health issues so that they may not be overlooked due to our own daily battle.

So, we have ‘Health from A-to-Z’ and this week we talk about DYSLEXIA!

‘DySlexia’ is the word given to organize the many facets of development reading disorders and is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence.

Different people are affected to varying degrees, with problems being things like having difficulty in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, ‘sounding out’ words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads.

Many times, these difficulties are first noticed during school. When someone who previously could read loses their ability to read, it is known as alexia and the difficulties are involuntary and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn.

‘Dyslexia’ is believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors, and in many cases, it runs in families.

Many times, they find it often occurs in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and can be associated with similar difficulties with numbers. In also may begin in adulthood as the result of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or when developing dementia as the underlying mechanisms of ‘dyslexia’ are problems within the brain’s language processing.

Some sources, such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health, define it specifically as a learning disorder, while other sources will define it simply as an inability to read I the context of normal intelligence and then distinguish between developmental dyslexia (a learning disorder) and acquired dyslexia (the loss of the ability to read caused by brain damage).

‘Dyslexia’ can be diagnosed through a series of tests of memory, spelling, vision, and reading skills. Many note that ‘dyslexia’ is separate from reading difficulties caused by hearing or vision problems or by insufficient teaching.

Treatment will involve adjusting teaching methods to meet the person’s needs. While not curing the underlying problem, it may decrease the degree of symptoms, while treatments targeting vision have not been seen as effective.

‘Dyslexia’ is the most common learning disability and occurs in all areas of the world, affecting 3-7% of the population although up to 20% may actually have some degree of the symptoms.

Though the use of compensation strategies, therapy and educational support, ‘dyslexia’ individuals can learn to read and write as there are techniques and technical aids which help to manage or conceal symptoms of the disorder. Removing stress and anxiety alone can sometimes improve written comprehension.

For ‘dyslexia’ intervention with alphabet-writing systems, the fundamental aim is to increase a child’s awareness of correspondences between letters and sounds, and to relate these to reading and spelling by teaching how sounds blend into words. Findings have discovered that reinforced collateral training focusing on reading and spelling will yield longer-lasting gains than just oral phonological training by itself. One major finding – early intervention that is done for children at a young age can be successful in reducing reading failure in their future.

If you have anyone in your world that appears to be struggling with their reading and comprehension, than please be a friend and see what can be done to help them so that they will feel better about themselves and not fear falling behind others in the future.

The variety of causes and effects of reading and comprehension disorders makes ‘dyslexia’ an important and crucial health issue, and the reason why this listing of “Health A-to-Z” is ‘Dyslexia’!

And that folks, is a quick read on Dyslexia as our Health A-to-Z.

            BE AWARE – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms similar to our discussion of the day, and they linger over and over to the point of disrupting your daily lifestyle – then please see or talk to your physician and ask questions while being honest about the symptoms, and then make a game plan to clear them up.

            With that we bid you Good Day from Mr. William, and CrossDove Writers.

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NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects that involve COPD, Asthma and/or any other Chronic Illness or health issue – and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician or medical specialist for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

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