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Dyslexia is a learning disorder
which selectively affects a child's ability to
read and write. It occurs due to abnormalities
in those parts of the brain that participate in
language related function. Genetic abnormalities
are the cause of 90% of the cases. Brain damage
(after the person has learnt to read) due to high
fever, trauma or head injury accounts for the
A tendency to confuse 'up' with 'down' 'left'
with 'right', 'saw' for 'was'; spelling 'men'
as 'h-e-n' reading without comprehension and having
trouble with arithmetic. Dyslexics display normal
social behaviour and may be very good at sports
and extra curricular activities (Einstein could
play concert level violin)
There is no cure/prevention for dyslexia.
If detected early, children can make the most
of their strengths. (Oscar Wilde and Thomas Edison
were also dyslexic.) Learning Difficulty Clinics
with Psychologists and Special Education Teachers
also help. Do not let school problems interfere
with the child's self esteem. Do consult your
doctor for more details.