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Dyslexia Essay Examples

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Understanding the Cause, Symptoms and Treatment of Dyslexia
Any discussion of the causes of dyslexia must, as we shall see, be a complex and controversial undertaking; even the title may raise controversy: what is 'dyslexia'? Is it the same as 'specific learning difficulties'? Can it be defined as a single problem? Is there a continuum of dyslexic-type difficulties? Should we be usi...
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An Essay on Dyslexia
What Is a Learning Disability? Heward, William. (1996). Exceptional Children: An introduction to Special Ed. (5th Ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Lavoie, Richard. (1990). How Can This Be? (Learning Disability), 109 (2), 37. How Can This Be? 1 The learning disability I choose to define and...
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A Discussion on the Causes and the Complex Nature of Dyslexia
Any discussion of the causes of dyslexia must, as we shall see, be a complex and controversial undertaking; even the title may raise controversy: what is 'dyslexia'? Is it the same as 'specific learning difficulties'? Can it be defined as a single problem? Is there a continuum of dyslexic-type difficulties? Should we be usi...
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An Overview of the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Dyslexia
Introduction A.About five to six percent of American public school children have been diagnosed with a learning disability; eighty percent of the diagnoses are dyslexia-related. But some studies indicate that up to twenty percent of the population may have some degree of dyslexia. 1.Dyslexia, what is it? 2.Causes and Sympt...
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An Analysis of the Effects of Dyslexia in American Children
The problem that effects one out of every ten kids in the United States of America is dyslexia. Although to some people this disorder may be very noticeable, it can really sneak up on you. Most of the time kids with dyslexia aren't recognized until they are about eight or nine. The most important thing to remember is th...
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An Analysis of the Characteristics and Case Studies of Surface Dyslexia, a Type of Acquired Dyslexia
Acquired Dyslexia Presenters: Kerri Whalen, Angela Munroe, Jeff Collins http://acsweb.ucis.dal.ca/psych3130/Lecture_notes/feb_19.html1. Kerri Whalen Acquired Dyslexia: Surface Dyslexia (grapheme-phoneme) Two problems associated with surface dyslexia: 1. (Luria, 1947) Difficulty in remembering the phonemes represente...
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An Analysis of the Dyslexia Disease That Affects Many Children in United States
Dyslexia The problem that effects one out of every ten kids in the United States of America is dyslexia. Although to some people this disorder may be very noticeable, it can really sneak up on you. Most of the time kids with dyslexia aren't recognized until they are about eight or nine. The most imp...
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A Critique of Malcolm Gladwell's Book David and Goliath
Thank you for reading my paper. My paper is a critique of Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath, it is not simply attempting to analyze his piece but attempting to extract what he has said about difficulty and disability and compare it with what others have found regarding the topic in order to develop a greater underst...
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Understanding the Roots of Dyslexia Can Help Better Assist Patients With the Disorder
My tep is maned pots. He si a doog do88i3. If you are wondering what those two statements were they read, "My pet is named spot. He is a good doggie." This is what a dyslexic would see if given that sentence to read. Dyslexia is a learning disability that directly affects one's ability to read but flipping words o...
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The Issues of the Dyslexia Condition
Dyslexia: A condition some people are born with, which is primarily characterized by difficulty with language. Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific language-based disorder of constitutional origin characterized by difficulties in single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficien...
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The Causes and Prevalence of Dyslexia in the United States
The problem that effects one out of every ten kids
in the United States of America is . Although to some people this disorder may be very noticeable, it can really sneak up on you. Most of the time kids with aren't recognized until they are about eight or nine. The most important thing to remember is that is takes time to s...
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An Analysis of the Manifestation of Dyslexia
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Dyslexia is one of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific language-based disorder characterized by difficulties in single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficient phonological processing. These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive a...
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The Characteristics and the Diagnosis of Dyslexia, a Reading Disorder
Dyslexia Dyslexia is a disorder in which a person with normal vision has difficulty understanding written language. The cause of dyslexia is not known. When a child of average or higher intelligence is two or more years behind grade level in reading, but has normal or better achievement in other subjects. Reading difficul...
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Understanding Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a neurological syndrome in which other wise normal people have difficulty reading and writing. There are few different types of dyslexia, reading, writing and mathematics. Many misconceptions go along with dyslexia, for example, people with dyslexia are mentally retarded, have vision problems or even labeled a...
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A Better Understanding of the Causes and Management of Dyslexia
Dyslexia My Adversity When some people hear the word dyslexia, they think of reading, writing, spelling, and math problems. Some associate it with word and letter reversals, and others only think slow learners. Almost everyone considers it some from of a learning disability, but the learning disability is only one face of...
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An Introduction to the Issue of Dyslexia in Today's Society
Dyslexia- literally meaning poor language- is characterized by difficulities in comprehending, and expressing the written/oral language. It is neither a disease, nor a behavioral or psychological problem. It has no cure. Dyslexia was first described, in 1896, by an english ophthalmologist W.P. Morgan, who called it &...
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Accommodating Adults with Learning Disabilities
Accommodating a Disability: Adults with Learning Disabilities Tara J. Childers University of Oklahoma EIPT 6183, Dr. Greene May 3, 1999 Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today’s society. For those suffering from dyslexia this only adds...
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The Description of the Learning Disability, Dyslexia
Dyslexia General information Imagine if my report was written like this: Dyslexia is wehn yuor midn gets wodrs mixde pu. If you were dyslexic, that's how you might read my report. The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek “dys” (meaning poor or inadequate) and “lexis” (word or language). Dyslexia is a learning disa...
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A Clinical Description of Dyslexia and Its Diagnosis
Dyslexia Dyslexia is a disorder in which a person with normal vision has difficulty understanding written language. The cause of dyslexia is not known. When a child of average or higher intelligence is two or more years behind grade level in reading, but has normal or better achievement in other subjects. Reading difficult...
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Characteristics of Dyslexia
What is Dyslexia Accommodating a Disability: Adults with Learning Disabilities Tara J. Childers University of Oklahoma EIPT 6183, Dr. Greene May 3, 1999 Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today’s society. For those suffering from dyslexia...
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Why I Love Exercising
Exercise is my escape. This might sound like torture to some people, but when I am exercising, the worries of the world melt away, and I am truly free. My body and mind engage in an endeavor that benefits both. This is what should happen when we seek to escape from the world around us. My main methods of exercise are sw...
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A Young Woman's College Application Letter
On the surface I see myself as a young stereotypical American woman. My commitment to my education is of up most importance to me and holds the key to my high hopes for my future. As a young child my ability to learn was extremely difficult. In the second grade I was diagnosed with a learning disability referred to as Dy...
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A Critique of Malcolm Gladwell's Book David and Goliath
Thank you for reading my paper. My paper is a critique of Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath, it is not simply attempting to analyze his piece but attempting to extract what he has said about difficulty and disability and compare it with what others have found regarding the topic in order to develop a greater underst...
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The Importance of Involving the Whole Community When Helping a Dyslexic Child
Dyslexia, common in children, is a learning disorder in which an individual has difficulty reading despite having had adequate access to education and sufficient intelligence. There is a difference in the brain architecture that causes a certain part of the brain of a person with dyslexia to have trouble decoding the writte...
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Theories That Explain Dyslexia; Dyslexics Often Tend to Suffer from Disorders of the Immune System Such as Asthma and Rhemutoid Arthritis
One possible cause of dyslexia is that it emanates from neurological (brain) factors. This is a biological explanation. There is some evidence that dyslexic people share a group of genes on part of chromosome 6 which is close to the MHC genes that control the immune system. This idea is supported by the evidence that dyslex...
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