Facts on Dyslexia | Levels of Dyslexia | Three forms of Dyslexia | Subtypes of Dyslexia


Facts on Dyslexia

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Levels of Dyslexia (return to top)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
none
mild
moderate
severe
total
Mainstream classroom
Need specialized services

Three Forms of Dyslexia (return to top)

Acquired Dyslexia

  1. Less than 1% of the population
  2. Due to brain injury

Deep Dyslexia or Primary Dyslexia (8-10)

  1. Runs in families
  2. Primary dyslexia
  3. Linked to chromosomes 6 and 15
  4. 9 times more often in men (other research says equal numbers)
  5. 3-5% of the general population
  6. Differences in left cerebral cortex
  7. Have a much higher incidence of immune disorders
    • Allergies
    • Intestinal tract problems
    • Premature graying
    • High percentage of left-handedness in their families
    • Above average in intelligence
    • Excellent at compensating

Developmental Dyslexia or Secondary Dyslexia (4-7)

  1. 12-15% of the population
  2. 5 times more often in males than females (other research says numbers are equal)
  3. Caused early in the development of the fetus
  4. Struggle to learn decreases as child goes through puberty
  5. Usually able to do well in college if self-esteem is not too badly damaged

Subtypes of Dyslexia (return to top)

Visual Dyslexia

Auditory Dyslexia

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Dyslexia Websites:

An excellent website with lots of links.
www.macalester.edu/~psych/whathap/UBNRP/Dyslexia/index.html


Link to the International Dyslexia Association
www.interdys.org

Vision, learning and dyslexia from the optometerist point of view.
www.children-special-needs.org

Teens helping teens
www.ldteens.org

General information about dyslexia
www.ldonline.org

American Speech/Hearing Association
www.asha.org

Technology Websites
www.americangovernment.abc-clio.com
www.stategeography.abc-clio.com
www.boxermath.com
www.teachscape.com
www.guidancechannel.com
www.classroom.com
www.lexia.com
www.gamegoo.com
www.thinkquest.org
www.lightspan.com
www.getaclue.com
www.studyworksonline.com
www.wordcentral.com
www.netschools.com
www.pbskids.org/lions
www.riverdeep.net
www.mapleapps.com/powertools/education.html
www.worldbookonline.com
www.mc2learning.com
www.quick-pen.com


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Facts on Dyslexia | Levels of Dyslexia | Three forms of Dyslexia | Subtypes of Dyslexia

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