FAQ - Dyslexia, Acquired
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Are people born with Dyslexia or do they acquire it?

How do you see when you have it? Do S's look like Z's? If they do, does the curvy-ness of the S remain in the Z?
None of these apply to me (first answer) thank God. The reason I'm asking is that I recently failed a Vision screening. It was the weirdest thing though. I have, thank God, perfect vision but yet in the seeing close I failed. It wasn't blurry or anything but it was like the H looked like an N and the Q like an O and the S like a Z. It looked like there was on plasticky sheet of letters and then another behind it. (You see, I had to look through a thingy and I think they inserted clear plastic sheets into it which had letters in columns and rows). I think that it might be possible that they inserted two sheets because the S still had its distinct curviness and the Z still was pointy edged. Thanks

To be quite honest, nobody quite knows at the moment. There has been a real increase in the amount of research taking place, and a number of possibilities are beginning to emerge, but the waters are still fairly murky. The overall picture is that dyslexia can be caused by inherited factors, and/or hearing problems at an early age.

It is believed that learning disabilities are caused by a difficulty with the nervous system that affects receiving, processing, or communicating information

Have difficulty understanding and following instructions.
Have trouble remembering what someone just told him or her.
Fail to master reading, writing, and/or math skills, and thus fails schoolwork.
Have difficulty distinguishing right from left, for example, confusing 25 with 52, "b" with "d," or "on" with "no."
Lack coordination in walking, sports, or small activities such as holding a pencil or tying a shoelace.
Easily lose or misplace homework, schoolbooks, or other items.
Not understand the concept of time; is confused by "yesterday," "today," and "tomorrow."  (+ info)

What are the prose and cons of dyslexia and how can you tell if you have it?

I've been told that I'm dyslexic. If I am it is probably mild. What are symptoms of dyslexia? Can it be treated?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Why is dyslexia a gift?
Dyslexic people are visual, multi-dimensional thinkers. We are intuitive and highly creative, and excel at hands-on learning. Because we think in pictures, it is sometimes hard for us to understand letters, numbers, symbols, and written words.

We can learn to read, write and study efficiently when we use methods geared to our unique learning style.

Is there a cure for dyslexia?

Dyslexia is not a disease. There is no cure.

With proper diagnosis, appropriate instruction, hard work and support from family, teachers, friends, and others, individuals who are dyslexic can succeed in school and later as working adults.

My son has dyslexia and he is ver smart.
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Is it possible to get dyslexia suddenly at 20 years of age?

I am in college. I really struggle to understand a topic from a book. I mainly depend on my teacher's help. I need 3-4 days to understand something from a book that my friends can understand in 5 minutes. My doctor says that I can't have dyslexia as people get it at 3-4 years instead of 20. But I am not convinced.

hah hah!
Dyslexia is something your born with; it's like a special wiring in your brain. Dyslexic is a word to describe difficulties with written language, organization and short term memory, and is usually diagnosed within a childhood - although for me, it took until I was 11 for my school to finally get there act together. You cannot stop and start dyslexia, it's for life.
I think that maybe you struggle to understand things from a book because you are auditory learner, meaning that you learn best through listening to the teacher.  (+ info)

How and where do i check if i have got dyslexia?

I'm 17 and from the UK, I got a paino exam coming up and I am a terrible sight reader, I read the entry form for the exam and found out if a person has dyslexia he can have more time when doing the sight reading test. How and where can i get tested to see if i have dyslexia?

I would start with an eye doctor first then they will refer you to other doctors/testers. Good Luck  (+ info)

what is a dyslexia individual supposed to do with their life?

A person very close to me has dyslexia. Hes an 18 year old male. He graduated from high school and wants to go to college. Hes sort of pressured by his family members to go to school but hes very discouraged because of his disorder. What are some things he can do with himself? any suggestions?

WTF! He can do what ever he likes. I have Lysdexia and it hasn't slowed me down any.  (+ info)

What's the difference between community acquired MRSA and hospital acquired MRSA?

As title thanks. Apart from one is acquired outside of, one is acquired inside hospital, how else are the two different?

Hi, there!

CA MRSA has a greater spectrum of antibiotic susceptibility, often being resistant to just one group of antibiotics.
HA MRSA is usually multidrug resistant, sometimes susceptible only to glycopeptides (vancomycin).

Thus causing CA MRSA to be easier to treat, in comparison to HA MRSA.

CA MRSA is usually associated with skin and soft tissue infections - skins, boils. It does, however, also cause pneumonia, etc.
HA MRSA is often associated with medical equipment - cannula, catheters; wound contamination; etc. And immunosuppressed people: elderly, patients with severe burns, etc. And prostheses.
(You might want to check out the link, there are some different risk factors. It's only a patient information sheet, though, so it doesn't really explain things.)

This, I'm not really sure of, but it seems that CA MRSA is said to be more virulent because it often affects the young and healthy and quite easily spreads.

Hope that answers your question!  (+ info)

Is it possible for Dyslexia to get more severe over the years?

I have a mild case of Dyslexia, but it seems that recently, it's getting worse. Is that possible? Could Dyslexia get more severe over time?

Dyslexia can be compounded by stress. As we get older and take on more responsibility, we increase our stress load, making dyslexia seem more severe.  (+ info)

How are skipping milestones (as a baby) and dyslexia related?

I just read that sometimes when a baby skips a milestone step (like skips crawling and goes right to walking) that it can be related to dyslexia later on? How is that?

Crawling helps to develope neurons that coordinate both sides of the brain. It can help to develope reading skills and general coordination. It is ok for your baby to walk first but you still want to encourage baby to crawl and do activities that cause their limbs to cross their body. Get down and make it a game. Have them stretch their arms out and then give a big hug around their own body. Have baby lay down and take their right elbow and put to their left knee as you keep to the beat of a song and then switch. Chasing Crawl Around Pooh Bear helped both of my early walkers. There is a program called Brain Gym that can be helpful too. Good Luck.  (+ info)

How can I get tested for dyslexia?

Showing a lot of the symptoms but have done all my life. Annoyed nobody else picked up on this when I was a younger girl. Now I'm older it seems that I might have dyslexia.

Contact a doctor. Your spelling seems to be okay on here, but that doesn't mean you definately do not have dyslexia. Ignore the people saying that you shouldn't see a doctor just because the spelling in this one posts seems to be fine/

Dyslexia also means not being able to read very well - so your spelling may be okay but you reading not so good.

Just see a doctor and he/she will go through your symptoms with you and may do some tests there and then or refer you to a specialist.  (+ info)

I say Syphilis was acquired by European settlers in the new world, am I correct?

I say Syphilis was acquired by European settlers in the new world from the natives and transferred back to Europe where it spread rapidly. My friend says Syphilis was known to Europeans since antiquity.
I say she's wrong and confusing Syph with Gonorrhea.
Who's correct?

During the 16th century, it was called "great pox" in order to distinguish it from smallpox. In its early stages, the great pox produced a rash similar to smallpox (also known as variola). However, the name is misleading, as smallpox was a far more deadly disease.  (+ info)

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