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DyslexiaThe problem that effects one out of every ten kidsin the United States of America is dyslexia Although to some people thisdisorder may be very noticeable it can really sneak up on you Most ofthe time kids with dyslexia arent recognized until they are about eightor nine The most important thing to remember is that is takes time tosolve and sometimes cannot be cured at all Dyslexia develops during thefirst six months of gestation Neurons are churned out in the brainsventricular zone Attached to fibers the neurons travel to the cerebralcortex which contains the language centers Here they hit a barrierstop and take their place in layers above previously deposited neuronswhich is normal In the brains of dyslexics how-ever there arebreaches in the barrier and the neurons enter them leaving clumps ofnerve cells called ectopias which appear to interface with the brainsability to receive and transmit certain messages They are now findingthat dyslexia can run in the family If you or your other relatives havedyslexia that means that there is a chance that your own child could haveit Unlike what most people think dyslexia is not to be blamed on theparent for negligence in teaching reading and writing Dyslexia is notany ones fault it simply occurs when the barrier in the language center ofyou brain cracks In some experiments done by the University of Montrealthey are comparing good adult readers to dyslexic adult readers In mostcases the adult dyslexics were at about the high school level When theadult dyslexics were compared to third graders in matching sounds withletters they scored below the eight and nine year olds that were testedIts not just a visual problem actually they can see the letters fine itis more of a comparing problem Dyslexics usually cannot spell simplewords by just hearing someone speak them to them Some of the mostconfusing words for them are cat and dog Although over time the symptomscan be fine-tuned they never go completely away
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