Dyslexi The Primary Areas Of Difficulty Associated With Developmental Dyslexia

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Word recognition, decoding, and spelling, which are central to fluency, are the primary areas of difficulty associated with developmental dyslexia. Neurodevelopmental and familial in origin, dyslexia is a developmental language disorder with characteristic phonological difficulties that greatly impact a child’s ability to become literate, even with optimal schooling and typical intellectual functioning (Pennala, et al,. 2013). Dyslexia is a lifelong language disorder with varying severity across individuals, but is primarily a concern for children as they acquire fluency in reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and ultimately strive towards becoming literate. As described by Sahari and Johari (2012) “a child with dyslexia typically has trouble making the connection between the sound and the letter that makes that sound, and at times, he or she will have difficulty blending those sounds to form words.” Thus being said, dyslexia greatly affects a child’s fluency in both reading and reading comprehension, as well as in writing. In addition to the more obvious symptoms pertaining to a child’s difficulty in reading and writing, recognizing the additional signs of developmental dyslexia can be difficult, especially in a classroom setting. According to Sahari and Johari, in their study regarding the effects of a classroom environment on a child with dyslexia, children begin to show symptoms of dyslexia between 6 to 8 years of age (2012). During this time frame, when…

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