Treatment for Dyslexia in Adults
It is important to diagnose dyslexia as early as possible. Dyslexia is
neurological in origin and is characterized by difficulties with
accurate or fluent word recognition. Dyslexics may possess poor
spelling skills and word-decoding abilities according to the
International Dyslexia Association.
Dyslexics may have problems matching word sounds with written symbols.
Doug Worgul of Knight Ridder News service calls the condition “serious
and life-altering. There are some warning signs for early detection.
Kids in grades 1 through 3 may confuse similar letters like b and d or w
and m. They may also mix up sounds that are similar. They may mix up
letters in words. They may skip or add letters to words. In stead of
spelling stop they may spell pots.
As kids get older the warning signs may continue. Kids may not be aware
of prefixes or suffixes. They may have trouble with reading
According to a KABC news broadcast, dyslexia is the most common reason
for spelling or writing difficulties. The local Los Angeles station had
a segment that may have given hope for adults with the condition.
Adults have found help with a phonics based reading program similar to
the one used for kids in elementary school. Lynn Flowes, a neuro-psychology
researcher, has been helping adults with dyslexia. Phonics teaches the
basic sounds that letters make. Lynn begins by teaching adults the
“basic building blocks” of word structure.
The system appears to be working. One student, Dee Register, learned she
had dyslexia and at age 39 began working with Lynn. Dyslexics have less
activity in language processing regions of the brain. A new study shows
that phonics learning activities will not only increase reading skills,
but also boosts the brain’s activity in the language processing region.
When Dee started the training program she was reading at the 5th
grade level. After 5 weeks she is now reading at the college level.
Dee is convinced the progress was due to the phonics tutoring.
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