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Dyslexia was once known as the disorder used to explain why a child had difficulty reading and this difficulty could not by explained by any other problems This definition was not satisfactory for the parents teachers or researchers There are now three different definitions The most basic is dyslexia is a condition that makes it extremely difficult to read write and spell in your native language It is a lifelong disorder that is neurologically-based which interferes with the processing of language Dyslexia is an inherited disorder It is found on the sixth chromosome The gene that carries dyslexia is dominant making it run on in families People with dyslexia have a neurological difference They have unusual wiring meaning that their neurons are found in unusual places and are a little disorganized Some common classroom accommodations can include many things For example a teacher could reduce the homework load given to the student Many teachers do not realize that it takes a dyslexic student three to four times longer to complete the same assignment as a non-disabled peer Dyslexic students usually have terrible handwriting This often affects the grading of the assignment Teachers should grade on the content of the work and not the spelling or handwriting The teacher could ask the student how heshe learns best They should learn the strategies and techniques that help the dyslexic students learn Some other accommodations mentioned in the article are oral testing untimed tests eliminating or reducing spelling tests dont force oral reading and reducing copying tasks No two people with dyslexia are the same Their symptoms can be different and may vary from mild to severe There are many symptoms of dyslexia which can begin as soon as a child begins to learn Dyslexic people tend to read in a slow labored choppy voice Their comprehension may be low due to spending so much energy in reading They also invert reverse or transpose letters Invert
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