Dyslexia is the popular term for Developmental Reading Disorder. This disorder causes problems with word comprehension, reading, spelling, and following instructions, despite normal or above level intelligence. It is classified as a cognitive disorder, and often appears as a diagnosis alongside Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dyslexia occurs in roughly 5% of people, making it one of the most common cognitive/learning disorders.
Some of the symptoms of dyslexia include:
- Adding letters or omitting letters when spelling words
- Issues with reading and comprehension
- Problems rhyming words
- Inability to count the syllables in words
- Issues with the memorization of read material
An assessment by one of our trained therapists is the first step to putting a plan in place. You or your child will work with a therapist to come up with the best course of treatment. If you’re ready to seek help, please contact us. We have several offices in Alberta.