With an experienced team of psychiatrists and psychotherapists, Wonder Years offers diagnostic tests, neuropsychological assessments for learning disabilities like dyslexia, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Read on to understand more about dyslexia and how we can help.
Learn More About Dyslexia
An estimated 5% to 10% of Americans experience symptoms of dyslexia, such as difficulties in spelling, slow reading, or mixing words up. Dyslexia is a neurological condition that manifests as a learning disability. A difference in how the brain is wired contributes to an individual’s inability to process words and numbers as opposed to what most people do. For some, it may affect more than just their ability to read and write; it may also affect their memory, organization, and coordination skills. Images of brain scans reveal that readers with dyslexia use different regions of their brains as compared to those without. Many times, dyslexic people don’t know they have dyslexia until much later in life. They spend most of their lives trying their best and working hard, only to feel overwhelmed and “stupid” for not being able to complete tasks that others find easy.
While there is no cure for dyslexia, there are ways to manage it effectively. With early diagnosis, dyslexic people can learn how to cope with the disorder and go on to be successful in their lives. In fact, many famous and successful people have effectively lived with dyslexia: Albert Einstein, Steven Speilberg, Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom, to name a few.
Symptoms of Dyslexia
Every person with dyslexia has different experiences with the condition and will therefore have different sets of challenges. It is vital to note that having these symptoms does not mean a person has dyslexia, but if most of these symptoms are experienced, they should take a neurological assessment.
In preschool children, it may look like they have difficulties memorizing colors and letters, reversing words, or being confused with similar sounding words, or it can manifest as delayed speech development.
Elementary to middle school children may have difficulties reading and memorizing things in sequence. They may also take longer to read and write and tend to avoid tasks that require them to read.
It may look like mispronouncing words in teens and adults struggling to read aloud or retell a story. It may also present itself in poor handwriting, memorization difficulties, or taking a long time to process what they read or write.
How Wonder Years Can Help with Dyslexia
When people are unaware of what is causing their difficulties, they tend to label themselves “dumb.” This can impact self-esteem and result in other socioemotional issues. Let our experts take you through the neuropsychological assessment so that you will be able to seek early help and learn healthy ways of coping with dyslexia.
Why Choose Wonder Years?
We will walk with you on this journey with dyslexia, from assessment to diagnosis and therapy. With our range of psychotherapy services and methods, our caring team is highly trained to offer coping strategies for mental and emotional issues concerning dyslexia.
Looking for diagnostic assessments and second opinions? Book an appointment with us today!