Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the well-known term for “developmental reading disorder”. This disorder causes problems with word comprehension, reading, spelling, and following instructions, despite average or above level intelligence. It is classified as a cognitive/learning disorder, and often appears as a diagnosis alongside Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dyslexia occurs in roughly 15% -20% of Canadians[1], making it one of the most common learning disorders.

Symptoms & signs of dyslexia

  • 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 memorizing materials that have been read

When is it time to get help?

If you notice the symptoms listed above in your child, or you are an adult and suspect that you may have dyslexia, then it’s time to get a diagnosis and possibly some support for that diagnosis.

Dyslexia treatment methods

There is no cure for dyslexia but there are many learning programs and strategies that have been successful, so the disorder can be managed. An assessment by one of our trained therapists is the first step to putting a plan in place, then you or your child will work with a therapist to come up with the best course of treatment. If you or your child is feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling in other ways as a result of the effects of dyslexia, your therapist will certainly work with you to treat those concerns.

Insight offers assessments for dyslexia and other learning disorders. Read more here.

What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?

Getting a formal diagnosis is an important part of the plan and doing so will allow you to find better support for yourself or your child. There can be a relief that comes with understanding why you are struggling in an area where others don’t seem to –finding ways to successfully deal with dyslexia could be life changing!

If you’re ready to seek help, please contact us. We have several offices in Alberta.

 

 

 

 

 

[1] International Dyslexia Association  www.dyslexiaida.org

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

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Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

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Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

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Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

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Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

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Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

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Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

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Nicole Donovan

Edmonton South, Online, Sherwood Park

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Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

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Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

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Dawn Doucet Banting

Edmonton South, Online

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Meghan Odsen

Edmonton South, Online

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Chantelle Owen

Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

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Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

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Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

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Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

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Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

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Tara-Lee Goerlitz

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Trina Wilson Orieux

Corporate Services

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Leah Cadieux

Perinatal Services

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Tracey Howell

Perinatal Services

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Sonya Duffee

Perinatal Services

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Julia Braga

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At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.