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any adults who suffer from dyslexia?

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altinkum Fri 08-Jul-11 15:10:09

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janx Sun 10-Jul-11 12:26:40

My partner has dyslexia and he says he tried all the software going and none is very useful. He has got to the stage where he says you just have to get on with it and people around him have to accept it to a certain extent. He is the middle of writing reports for his students and he struggles with that but finds keeping notes regularly makes it more manageable. He sometimes asks me to look over text too.

dolfrog Thu 14-Jul-11 03:39:16

altinkum

Dyslexia is a man made problem, about having problems with a man made communication system the visual notation of speech, or the graphics society chooses to represent the sounds of speech. Dyslexia is also language dependent.
There are two types of dyslexia, Developmental dyslexia which has a genetic origin, and Alexia (acquired dyslexia) which is the result of brain injury, stroke, dementia, or a progressive illness.
I assume like me you have some form of Developmental Dyslexia, there are three cognitive subtypes: auditory, visual, and attentional. which means that an auditory processing disorder, a visual processing disorder, an attention disorder, or any combination of the three can cause the dyslexic symptom.
A diagnosis of dyslexia is only a screening process which should be followed by a clinical assessment to identify the clinical / medical issue or issues that cause the dyslexic symptom.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), a listening disability, is the cause of my dyslexic symptom. If you have a visual processing problem that causes your dyslexia then you may need a referral to an optometrist to assess the nature of your visual processing problems, which could be Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, for instance. (also sometimes known as Irlen sysndrome)
Each subtype of dyslexic has different issues that cause them to have the dyslexic symptom and as a result have different support needs.

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