The brain map of someone with dyslexia shows underactivity of brain processing across the areas needed for phonological awareness, writing, and reading. Essentially, the areas associated with sound and letter recognition and visual processing are not working optimally and are running too slow. This can cause a person with dyslexia to develop extreme anxiety as the brain speeds up to compensate for the slowness and resulting stress.
Dr. Trish Leigh has helped many people with dyslexia alleviate their symptoms and not only improve the reading but self-esteem, mood, and social lives as well as a product of greater self-confidence. Neurofeedback can teach the areas involved in the brain to process information at the ideal speed, making reading, work, and performance of all literate tasks so much easier.
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A Note to Parents of Children with Dyslexia:
Has your child been officially diagnosed with dyslexia or do you suspect that they are dealing with dyslexic challenges? Your not alone, almost 1 in 5 kids have dyslexia. Many of the kids at my office are highly intelligent and articulate but have difficulty reading, writing, spelling. Especially when taking written tests. We show kids how learning through visual and hands-on experiences can be best for them. Many times it appears to teachers that the child is not trying hard enough or engaged enough in their work. This can result in the child feeling dumb and having poor self-esteem, that is were Leigh Brain and Spine can help.
How Does the Brain Work in Dyslexia?
Through advancements in brain imaging, the functions of each brain area have been mapped and doctors now know what skills are controlled by which brain areas. Brain functioning differences in the areas for reading, language, and other affected areas occur in children with Dyslexia. Disproving these 5 common dyslexia myths can help understand how.
1. It’s A Boy Thing: Not True. Its affects both genders but boys tend to act out more drawing more attention toward solving their challenge.
2. Dyslexia is Reading Backwards: Not True. Challenges can impact reading letters in many ways or affect number skills, speaking or even socializing.
3. They Just Need to Try Harder: Not True. True brain functioning differences are proven for children with dyslexia and brain-based interventions work best.
4. Dyslexia is a Sign of Low IQ: Not True. It affects all kinds of children and most of the children, with proper support, go on to college and beyond.
5. Dyslexia is Curable: Not True. Dyslexia is a brain-based condition but proper intervention can change the brain permanently allowing it to be free of dyslexia symptoms and to reach the child’s fullest potential.
At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Trish Leigh is highly trained and will assess your child’s brain functioning, in a non-invasive yet highly specialized way, allowing them to determine the proper course toward helping those affected areas perform better. With proper treatment the symptoms can be reduced and alleviated helping your child reach his or her fullest potential. Call today to schedule your child’s brain-based assessment so you can understand how your child’s brain is functioning and what can be done to help it perform better.
- Dyslexia a considered to be learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading.
- It impacts 500,000 people per year.
- Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong but the effects can be reduced by treatment such as Neurofeedback.
- Dyslexia occurs in children with normal vision and intelligence.
- Symptoms include late talking, learning new words slowly, and a delay in learning to read.
- Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized programs such as treatments provided by the doctors at Leigh Brain and Spine,
- In early development: Symptoms can include late talking, learning new words slowly, and a delay in learning to read.
- Older children may experience:
Cognitive: difficulty memorizing, difficulty spelling, or difficulty thinking and understanding.
Developmental: learning disability or speech delay in a child.
Also common: delayed reading ability, headaches while reading, or even speech impairment.