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Parental Support for Dyslexia
In the home:
In conclusion, dyslexia is prevalent in our society, though not well recognized or understood. It is a life-long condition, which affect both children in school and adults in their vocational and social environments. Adults with dyslexia do exist and often are not recognized since they appear to function well in society and tend to mask their disability or gravitate toward occupations that do not emphasize their disability. Families and physicians must be aware of resources that exist in their communities and on the Internet for adults with dyslexia and allow access of these resources to enable them to best compensate for their disability.
There continues to be further research into the nature of dyslexia, the deficits that need to be overcome, and strategies that can be employed to achieve this goal. Individuals with dyslexia can learn to read, and with the right guidance, assistance and resources, can do so with a sense of accomplishment, skill and confidence.
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For More Information on Dyslexia
Learning Disabilities Association of America
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
Council for Exceptional Children
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The International Dyslexia Association
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/26/2016
Neelkamal S Soares, MD, MBBS, FAAP
Elizabeth A Finley-Belgrad, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
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