Misunderstandings and confusion about the aspects of dyslexia

Dys from the Greek word means difficulty; Lex(ia) from the Greek word means word, so dys+lexia = difficulty with words and not a visual problem seeing things backward, and/or reversals of letters or words.

Dyslexia is the result of damage or improper development of language regions on the left side of the brain during fetal life and dyslexia is genetic. It means an individual has dyslexia even if the mother has a normal pregnancy because either or both parents have blood relatives who have dyslexia or language problems.


It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, decoding, and poor spelling abilities and with the goal of giving accurate information to the public, it has its formal and standard definition in 2002 as a specific learning disability.


To test if your child has a visual problem, simply ask him to write the lower case b, if he can write it properly then it is not a visual problem but confusion on how to recognize the lower case b.


Does it have a strategy to help the students with their confusion? Definitely yes!

How about reversals of words like from and form?

The English language is based on elemental sounds, your child mixed up the order of the letters of the word because he does not know how to connect the pattern of the word correctly and yes it also has a strategy for this problem. 

to be continued... 

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