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Those are words no parent ever wants to hear. You want the very best for your child – of course. You want him or her to experience the world free of undue burden. You want him to have a happy and productive life.
Children who suffer from a learning disability are often at or above normal intelligence. With the proper intervention, they can have successful academic, social and professional lives. The first step in any treatment is to understand what your child may be up against.
Dyslexia centers in the brain’s language center and is caused by difficulty with a process called “decoding.” Decoding is the way in which the brain associates speech and sounds with letters and words.
Reading is a language that is written down and heard with our inner voice. It requires visual and auditory skills. Because Dyslexia is essentially an Auditory Processing Disorder (APB), at CTS, our focus is on APB.
Dyslexia can be difficult to identify before children reach school age but here are some potential signs:
It is easier to spot signs of dyslexia once your child is in school. At that time you may notice some of the following:
These are just some symptoms of dyslexia. Left untreated these problems can persist through adolescence and into adulthood, making them harder to treat and increasing the risk for other disorders like ADHD.
There is strong evidence that dyslexia is frequently related to auditory processing (hearing) challenges. According to respected researcher Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD:
“Dyslexia is a result of problems occurring in the complex language processing system with approximately 75%-85% of the components being auditory/ language processing.”
The therapists are experts at creating treatment plans that address these complex issues.
If you recognize symptoms of a learning disability in your child, you’re probably scared and upset. The thought of undertaking therapeutic interventions might seem intimidating.
But you know best that there is nothing that you wouldn’t do to see your child succeed. You can rest assured that you are taking the first steps toward your child receiving the very best therapy.