What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a language disability. This condition (which is remedial) makes it difficult for a person to read, write, spell, compute, organize, and comprehend despite adequate intelligence and conventional instruction.
Indicators to Watch For:
Some or all of the following characteristics will be present in an individual with Dyslexia:
- Difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, and do arithmetic
- Difficulty in following oral and written instructions.
- Cramped or illegible handwriting
- Difficulty in staying on task
- Easily distracted
- Confusion in sequence of letters and symbols: e.g. b and d, quite and quiet, was and saw, 18 and 81
- Delayed spoken language
- Confusion about directions in space, time, right and left, up and down, North and South, yesterday and tomorrow
- High level of frustration
- Difficulty in retaining information
Dyslexia Treatment at Windom Area Health Rehabilitation
Is your child struggling to read? Are you concerned about a learning disability? We can help! Windom Area Health is happy to announce a new service line in Speech Therapy to address Dyslexia. Talk with your doctor about a referral to Speech Therapy to work with our trained speech therapist in Dyslexia intervention. If you have questions or would like more information, please call 507-831-0634.
By Joann Anderson, Speech Therapist, CCC-SLP