Causes of Dyslexia – What Do We Know About It?

As many as 1 person in every 10 has some form of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a condition marked by difficulties of processing visual data. It results in problems with reading and with processing certain types of visual information. The causes of dyslexia have been under intense study during the last 25 years. So what do we know about it? What causes dyslexia? Can it be cured? What can be done about it?

Researchers now believe that, at base, dyslexia is a neuronal migration disorder that affects the development of the human brain. Neurons, the nerve cells that make up the brain's neural network, are developed out of stem cells some distance from where they need to extremely end up.

This distance can be many thousands of times the diameter of these cells. Proper neural development requires that these cells migrate, move over from where they are formed, to where they are optimally required to be. In the brains of people with dyslexia, some of these neural cells have not migrated to their proper place, judging by where they are in the brains of non-dyslexics. Why did this happen? The often the causes can be many and varied.

The kind of neuronal migration problem that apparently causes dyslexia can come from some sort of shock or disruption, or the breakdown and failure of certain signals from the genetic code that does not get transmitted or interpreted properly.

These disruptions do not all share the same cause. They can be caused by infections, mechanical injury to the brain, toxic exposure, intrauterine strokes, even by genetic factors. However, in all cases, they reflect an upset to the developing brain during gestation, some time between 16 and 24 weeks. So whether or not a given individual will be dyslexic appears to have already been determined well before they are born.

There is also a genetic link. Recent studies suggest that the gene known as DCDC2 may be a major causative factor in up to 20 percent of dyslexia cases. Whether the gene causes dyslexia or sets up conditions that allow it to develop is still unclear.

Can dyslexia be cured? No. Can it be invented? Maybe. Can its effects be overcome? Certainly.

Researchers are working feverishly to understand exactly what goes wrong with the neuronal migrations. They want to understand how these migrations are supposed to work, what makes them go right. And how to prevent any deviations that may be causes of dyslexia.

What can be done about it? A great deal, once enough testing has been done to properly identify it. Each case is different, so a detailed diagnosis is needed to determine the type of dyslexia and its severity. Armed with that information therapists and teachers can go to work, help the dyslexic to overcome the problems.

The human brain is marvelously complex and adaptive. There are multiple neural pathways; if one path does not work as well as it should, then another can be developed to compensate. (Follow a link below and read the story of Barry Ball, aged 51, to better understand)

The problem is that 90-95% of adult dyslexics are unaware that dyslexia is their problem. Long ago they got classified as “slow learners” or “a bit dense” and it has followed them all of their lives. They struggle with the condition, try to hide it even, but have come to accept that they are “different”.

If they could be tested and diagnosed, there are ways around almost all of the problems that stem from dyslexia. There is almost nothing that non-dyslexics can accomplish that diagnosed dyslexics can not. So what can be done about it? We can continue to study, research and better understand the causes of dyslexia.

Anyone with any possibilities of having the condition should be tested. Once tested, if any dyslexia is found, they should be thoroughly diagnosed. And then started on the road to overcoming their dyslexic problems, realizing their full potential and living a full, joyous and prosperous life!

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Adult Dyslexia? Go Read About It (A Story About Overcoming Dyslexia)

The word bed looks like a bed. See it written on paper and you can easily draw a stickman sleep on it. His head lies softly on the curve on the 'b' his feet resting on the roundness of the 'd.' Turn the 'd' or 'b' around and the stickman can longer sleep. Every time I am writing, this thought crosses my mind. It is how I know what direction I should place 'd' or 'b.' I learned this when I was eight. At that time I felt very much a part of my school class, unaware the sands were moving around me.

I could never learn my alphabet and to this day I have no idea about the times table. I did not realize the other children were learning and retaining this knowledge. I enjoyed going for the test, hearing test, IQ test, eye test were all time from school. It was a blessing I could not read the paper they produced diagnosing me as dyslexic, as it saved me from seeing the liberal use of the words backward and retarded. My parents now knew never to expect me to read and write.

By ten I was apart of remedial classes. I hated my handwriting and regretted the first mark made on the first white page of an exercise book. Once I touched it, it was ruined, soiled. In secondary school remedial classes were out of favor and I was part of a 30 plus class. A non-reading, non-writing member, silent and withdrew. It was a tangible fantasy to walk to school and see it burnt to the ground. Instead day in and day out it engulfed me. I walked close to the corridor walls wishing to disappear. For most part this wish came true as no one tried to know me or teach me. I never read an assigned book. I badly wrote essays if I wrote at all and I passed each year.

Once a week I saw a speech therapist at the hospital. She sat with me and I stammered my way through plastic covered large print stories. When she stopped seeing seeing me I began to see a woman who was dyslexic, she focused on teaching me everyday words to help me get by. I was not getting by. I was deeply in hate with myself. Living my days in dread, acutely aware of all that was wrong with me in every given moment. I saw being dyslexic as a fault line that ran through the very core of who I was. I dropped out of school, but you can not drop out of the world of reading and writing, or the view that it is dumb people who can not read or write. The weight of this was too much and my hand was paralysed each time I held a pen.

Behind closed doors I began to read, slowly, painfully, joyfully. Over the years the pent up fear of a large looming teacher making me read aloud to a staring smirking class began to fade and what was left was an evolving love of the written word.

It still took years for me to pick up a pen.

To be continued ….

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Individual Assessment for Dyslexia in Adults

Dyslexia is a difficulty in processing information or a learning disability particularly in reading, writing, dealing with numbers and sequence. Today children with this disorder are diagnosed and treated as early as possible. But years ago, dyslexia is not a known condition and a significant number of people grow up unaware that they are dyslexic. An individual assessment for dyslexia in adults is the first step to understand their condition and get the necessary help to improve the quality of their life.

There are people who grow up, got a university degree and a job without realizing that they have dyslexia. They have managed to hide and end the disabling symptoms of dyslexia. They have difficulties in simple tasks like reading, spelling, taking instructions, distinguishing left from right, taking phone messages, doing simple addition of numbers on their heads, they mix up dates and time and other symptoms of dyslexia. Even if they have managed to hide these difficulties, it is a problem affecting their own confidence leading to frustration most of the time. To know the severity of their condition and to improve the quality of their life, they need an individual assessment for dyslexia in adults.

Despite their difficulties, there are dyslexic people who are successful in their chosen field proving that their learning disability has nothing to do with intelligence. They are not only gifted and creative but they also have the determination to overcome their learning disability to be successful. If you suspect that you have the symptoms of dyslexia, an individual assessment for dyslexia in adults is a basic step in getting the necessary treatment for you.

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Testing for Dyslexia in Adults – Your First Step for Dyslexia Treatment

Most people who have the symptoms of dyslexia are diagnosed earlier in life, but there are other people who grow up as adults and do not know that their learning disability is bought by dyslexia. They hide their learning disability and suffer the disabling effects of dyslexia through adulthood making their lives miserable. That is why testing for dyslexia in adults is necessary to understand your disability and for you to seek the necessary treatment.

The level of severity is different from person to person and getting the right testing for dyslexia is the first step to know the severity of your symptoms. Some people experience severe reading and writing disability and have trouble in simple tasks like recognizing directions, taking down notes and taking phone messages leading to shortcomings and low self confidence.

Aside from their learning disability, dyslexics also end the pain of being labeled as dumb which makes their lives depressing. Getting the right testing for dyslexia will help sufferers to know how to deal with his or her condition. You will also know how to address each difficulty with the appropriate treatment.

Once you subject yourself to the right testing for dyslexia, you will also realize that there are help available for dyslexics. Your disability is not a reason not to be successful in life. There are a lot of dyslexics who became successful and learned how to overcome their disability. Putting your difficulties in the right perspective, you can overcome the difficulties bought by dyslexia and you will also discover your strengths.

Getting the right testing for dyslexia is the first step in helping yourself to overcome the disabling effects of dyslexia. If you suspect you have the symptoms, then a complete dyslexia assessment can help you find out the severity of your condition.

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Dyslexia – Spotting The Signs

The word Dyslexia comes from Greek language and roughly translated means difficulty with words. Dyslexics tend to have problems with reading and spelling but this can be overcome with specialist teaching which targets the problem So how can you tell if your child or someone else is dyslexic? Here are a few quick points:

1 – Does it run in the family?

Often learning difficulties can run in the family. If you have a family history of dyslexia or learning / reading difficulties then there is a possibility that you may have it yourself.

2 – Confusion with directions

Many dyslexics often struggle with directional words and can easily get confused between left and right, up and down and in and out. A close friend of mine who has dyslexia struggled when learning to drive as she kept on getting confused between her left and right. However this was easily solved by her driving instructor pointing out which way to turn.

3 – Difficulties with sequences

This usually manifests itself as difficulties with colored sequences to start with but can later take the form of difficulties with months of the year, days of the week and the alphabet.

4. Reoccurring spelling mistakes

It is obvious that dyslexics have problems with spelling but there are usually patterns that can be seen that hint at dyslexia. If someone makes a spelling mistake in a piece of text that they've written this mistake is usually continued through the text. Dyslexics have a tendency to spell the same word wrong in a number of different ways through a piece of text. Dyslexics also has problems with similar sounding and looking letters. Letters such as d and t which sound fairly similar can cause a lot of confusion and words with similar shapes such as b and d are often confused.

5 – Co-ordination problems

Dyslexics often tend to be clumsy and often trip or bump into things. They also tend to have problems with catching and kicking balls as well as learning to tie their shoe laces and can struggle when wearing themselves.

People who suffer from dyslexia are by no means unintelligent, in fact some of the greatest minds in history such as Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton were dyslexic. The problem with dyslexia is that if it goes unnoticed and untreated it can lead to self esteem issues and poor self image. Dyslexics can often be left behind at school because they are not taught in the way that they need to be and they are often criticized of not paying attention and not listening. This can lead to further behavior problems and is why it is important for a child who is showing symptoms of dyslexia to be assessed by an educational psychologist. This can be done by contacting your local education authority or you can be referred via the child's school.

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Childhood Stuttering – The Best – Worst Day Of My Life

Growing up as a stuttering child , sometimes normal schooling activities have a way of coming back to haunt you for a long time. This is one of my school stories.

When I was in 4th form in New Zealand (Year 11 I think), I had one of the worst / best days of my life. Our class was reading Shakespeare, and each person was randomly chosen by the teacher to read a part out of the book for 15-30 minutes. As a stutterer with an agonizing fear of public speaking , I simply died each and every time the teacher was choosing someone new for a part. All I could think about was how painful and long these 30 minutes of hell would be for someone like me that would struggle with each and every word when put in front of a crowd. I could not picture anything more painful. This slow torture went on for a grueling 3 1-hour periods of English over 3 days. It was all I could think about, even during other subjects and at home. I had to take hot baths just to tie the tension building up in my shoulders and neck. There seemed to be no escaping it.

Slowly we were getting through the class one by one, each time knowing that my turn was drawing nearer. Then something strange happened. The teacher stood up and asked if everyone had read. Nobody replied, so we moved on to a new English topic. My dreaded nightmare was over. I could not believe it. For days / weeks / months afterwards I could feel myself getting torn apart by the most powerful yet mixed emotions I had ever felt. I had such euphoria that I did not have to embarrass myself with the longest 30 minutes of my life, and at the same time I have never felt so excluded and abnormal at the same time. Was it so painful to watch me struggle that the teacher would rather leave me out? If it was an intentional decision on his part, I'm sure he did it to protect me, but was sacrificing my education and school experiences the answer. I know I am more than probably over-reading ever aspect of the situation, but when emotions are so high, logic very rarely plays a part. It is now well over 20 years later, and I still remember that week like it was yesterday.

I know there is a million different lessons I could learn from it, but the part that sticks with me is the powerful mixed emotions. Sometimes you are harmed if you do and damaged if you do not. Please from this what you wish. I just wanted to share my story.

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Stuttering Forums – The New Generation Of Stuttering Therapy

I can not believe I have just discovered the power of stuttering forums . I am 36 years old and have stuttered as long as I can remember. I have struggled through a number of different stuttering treatments over the years, and it always feels like the cure is worse than the disease. Its hard enough that stuttering is a sentence to never-ending embarrassment, but the treatments I have tried in clinics have seemed even worse. Its one thing to sound funny through a stutter which is apparently out of our control, but it's a different thing altogether to be sounding strange on purpose. It goes against every fiber in my body and like so many other stutterers, I just can not bring myself to do it.

Previously, a stutter almost guaranteed a life of solitude and loneliness, but then stuttering forums came along. For the first time in my life, I feel like my stutter does not define who I am as a person. A stutter is something I have, not something I am. By having like-minded people to talk to 24 hours a day, I am always just an internet connection away from someone that understands me and everything I go through with a stutter.

Stuttering forums also allow a whole stuttering community to share resources, compare stuttering programs and treatments, get advice on good books to read, and also speak to speech professionals from the comfort and safety of my own home. For the first time in my life I feel like I have the confidence and support to beat this thing.

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Dyslexia Testing – How Can You Know If You Are Dyslexic Or Not?

We did not really begin to understand dyslexia until about 25 years ago. And up until 10-15 years ago school children were not regularly screened for the condition … or were not screened at all. And so the 10% of the population who are dyslexic and finished elementary school before screening began have never been tested or diagnosed.

It is estimated that 90-95% of adult dyslexics have never gone through dyslexia testing and are unaware of the reason for their differences. Most learned to hide their condition and became “closet dyslexics” without even knowing what dyslexia really was.

Today there are very few or no programs to identify and help adult dyslexics. Ironically, many go through dyslexia testing only after their school-age children are diagnosed with the condition. Knowing that there is a genetic link, the professionals in education frequently suggest dyslexia testing for everyone in the family.

There are two levels of dyslexia testing: screening, which is general in nature and goes broad and shallow in its preliminary look, and professional thorough testing, which is specific, in depth and tests for multiple possible problems. Screening tests are mostly questionnaires.

Sometimes, as in elementary school students, it's class position, where reading skills are tested and perhaps all the students in the lower half or quartile of reading skills are screened for dyslexia. In these cases the basis for the screening is demonstrable reading skills or the lack of good results in reading skills.

Thorough testing is done one-on-one with a trained professional expert who will test for each of the known different types of dyslexia. Today there is even adult dyslexia testing online, which can be done in the privacy of your own home or office; anywhere you have an Internet connection.

An online dyslexia test, designed by experts and tested and calibrated against know dyslexics, non-dyslexics and control groups is a fast, economic solution. It's expensive to develop but the reach and low cost of the Internet make it convenient for everyone and economic to use.

So are YOU dyslexic? If you want to know, you do not have to travel to a far clinic somewhere and pay a cost specialist to test you. You can just go on the Internet and spend a half-hour or so focussed on the on-screen exercises, tests and questions, and you will know right away.

If this dyslexia testing identifies problems, you will then just need to consult a specialist to show you how to deal with and get around the challenges that presents. The results are frequently spectacular and life-changing!

And if the dyslexia testing find nothing? Why then you will know! You can then cross that off your list as a possible problem and go on to other things!

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Stuttering Caffeine Link

Stuttering is a condition experienced by some people while speaking, wherein they tend to prolong a few words or parts of words. Also known as stammering, the exact cause of this condition is not known even to physicians and specialists in this field. The problem of stuttering is assumed by specialists to be caused by numerous factors and it is can also sometimes be caused by the excessive intake of caffeine. Although caffeine can not be considered to be one of the primary causes of stuttering, it could aggravate the problem of stammering.

Regular intake of caffeine is known to have an adverse effect on people who stutter. Various studies have shown that when the intake of caffeine becomes excessive, an area of ​​the brain is found to contain high levels of Dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for activating the pleasure center of the brain and when it is present in huge amounts, it tends to have an effect which may or may not affect stuttering. Also, caffeine can sometimes stimulate vocal tensions which further increase stuttering.

The consequences of caffeine take are not the same in all stutterers. While some may feel that the intake of caffeine does not harm them, some others swear by the fact that their stuttering increases with caffeine intake. It can be assumed that the level of consumption of caffeine plays an important part in such cases; a high portion may be the cause of an undesired bout of stuttering. Here, stutterers must watch the amount of caffeine taken to pro-actively prevent stuttering difficulties.

Since stuttering is more prominent in the childhood and because of the link known between stuttering and caffeine, it is better to avoid caffeine and sugary foods in children's diet. Typically, the amount of stuttering decreases as years go by, but this must not mean that the precautions against caffeine can be evaded. This is because caffeine may induce the stuttering effect in former stutters because causing an inconvenience.

The removal of caffeine from diet has known to completely eliminate the stuttering problem in some children, so proving there is a link between stuttering and caffeine and since showing that it is best that it is not included in the diet. As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure”, and it is always advisable to refrain from taking caffeine, than to consume it and then face the trouble of stuttering.

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Stuttering Breathing

Stuttering or stammering is a condition which causes the person suffering from it to lengthen words, parts of words or sentences. Although stuttering is either a disease nor a disability, it tends to impede the development of the individual going through it because of the consequences of it. Although there is no sure fire way to treat stuttering, certain activities can aid in getting rid of this problem.

There is no concrete evidence to show what causes stuttering but some of the reasons by which stuttering is caused can be attributed to psychological uneasiness, nervousness and tightening of the vocal muscles. When a person stutters, it is usually accompanied by short spasms of breath. It has nothing to do with stuttering but it is because of the nervousness caused by it. When a person stutters, the fluency in his speech is broken which makes it harder for him to continue with his talking. Generally, our minds think as fast as we speak and sometimes even fluent speakers will not be able to convey the desired information in the correct manner. In the same way, it can not be expected from a person who stutters. Here with the rapid flow of thoughts and with non-fluency in speech, it makes the person more anxious because it causes him to breathe more profusely.

Previously, the only connection between breathing and stuttering was the one explained above. But this was only till the McGuire program came along. This introduced a new way of preventing stuttering through a special type of breathing called the Costal breathing. Also called diaphragmatic breathing, this method expands the thorax while breathing it inflating the lungs with air. This causes the ribs to move up and down thus injecting air into the lungs. This type of breathing proposition by Dave McGuire supposedly relieves the stammering problem.

Although this is not a prescribed cure or treatment, Costal breathing or shallow breathing has been found to provide stutterers with temporary relief. Although some specialists claim it is just a trick to overcome stammering for a little while, stutterers are known to use this type of breathing as it gives them incredible relief for a certain amount of time. But this type of breathing has to be done in the right way with the apt mental balance to achieve proper results. It can be safely said that Costal breathing helps stutterers in getting a short-term reply from the problem plaguing them always.

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Stuttering Anguish

Not many disorders can be as annoying as stuttering, rather known as a specific case of speech disorder. This speech disorder can not be termed as a disability but it is simply a case of non-fluent speaking where people suffering from it tend to stammer while pronouncing certain words or syllables. In most cases, stutterers stumble while pronouncing difficult words or elongate the vowels. Although stuttering can be mentioned as a simple case of speech disorder, the trauma undergone by the stutterers is not something which is easy to get over. Also not knowing the cause of the problem and not having a prescribed cure for it does not help the cause of stutterers much.

The problems faced by stutterers in their day to day life are innumerable. The first problem faced by the stutterers is within them. Stutterers find that they are not able to communicate as fast as their minds think and these leads them to feel the frustration and anger over themselves. Although they want to get over their disorder and get on with life, it becomes impossible for them to do so with their recurrence stuttering problem.

But the major problem faced by stutterers is in the form of their society and the environment they live in. The society does not understand the difficulties faced by stutterers and considerers them only as a piece of joke. The society does not realize the psychological and emotional suffering undergone by the stutterers. In most places, a stutterer is just made fun of, ridiculed or imitated and it is expected of the stutterer to take all of that in a sense of jest. The anguish of the stutterers is not understood by many and not many know that the ridiculing and teasing can completely change the personality of the stutterer.

Most stutterers tend to keep to themselves or develop a reserved nature to avoid communication with others. Some other stutterers develop a short temper which makes them unfriendly and are even more teased in their surroundings. The society must try and identify with the anguish of the stutterers and help them in every way possible to help them overcome the problem. There can be enormous hidden potential in a stutterer which may not have come out due to the taunting he / she had experienced in earlier years. With the right amount of encouragement and support, stutterers will be able to get rid of their problem and get along well in the society.

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Are You Considering A Job In Speech Pathology?

A speech pathologist or a speech therapist fatigue individuals grappling with communication problems associated with the voice, fluency, language and speech, most often caused by accidents, cleft palate, delayed development, mental retardation, hearing loss, emotional problems, cerebral palsy, brain injury and stroke.

Are you considering a job in speech pathology? Those aspiring for jobs as speech pathologists are offered university courses that cover topics such as acoustics, assessment, anatomy, counseling, hearing aids, hearing disorders, language development, language disorders, neurology, neurophysiology, linguistics, non vocal communication, psychological disorders, parent training, phonetics, statistics, speech disorders, voice disorders, stuttering etc. These courses equip you with the knowledge required to diagnose and assess the actual cause of the communication problem and implement an effective treatment plan.

Where Can Speech Language Pathologists Work?

Speech-language pathologists can practice privately or work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, child development centers, speech and hearing dispensaries, clinics for the developmentally disabled, schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, research laboratories, industry and health departments. They need to work closely with others related to the patient such as parents, teachers, nurses, and doctors.

Speech pathologists require a graduation or advance degree in an accredited speech therapy program. A valid certificate to prove clinical experience is also needed to practice in different locations. Speech pathologists can work anywhere in the world, from rural centers to urban communities.

Scope of the Job

Ten percentage of the world population has some sort of communication disorders. This ten percentage of the population, spread out in different parts of the world, requires the service of speech pathologists for their recovery. Speech pathologists can provide them an enjoyable and meaningful living by giving them the necessary treatment.

As the services of speech pathologists are extremely valuable, they are offered high salary and benefits everywhere in the world. Speech therapist job opportunities are growing day by day, compared to most of the other professions.

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Exciting Careers As Speech Language Pathologists

The more the significance of speech language pathology is realized, the more opportunities for exciting practitioners arise for speech language pathologists. Speech language pathology is a serious task, on which could hinge the successful physical and emotional development of a child, the rehabilitation of a trauma-hit person, the emotional stability of the affected individual, and the happiness of the family to which the individual belongs . The task there before involves dedication, intension concentration, patience, and a personal desire to help the individual get back to his feet.

With greater emphasis placed on early detection of speech and language disorders in a child, and Federal law guaranteeing treatment of disorders in schools, elementary and secondary schools will require more speech language pathologists either employed full time or on a contract basis. Thanks to the increasing number of the aging baby boomer generation, hospitals have many aging individuals with neurological problems that could bring about speech and language disorders, among other issues. An increasing number of victims of accidents are surviving thanks to advances in medicine. These individuals may also require speech language pathology to get back to their normal life.

o About half of the 110,000 jobs held in 2006 by speech language pathologists were in educational services supervising preschools and elementary and secondary schools.

o Most of the remaining jobs were in hospitals, nursing care centers, home health care and individual and family services, outpatient care centers and child day care centers.

o The rest of the employed speech language pathologists held private practice, working on a contract basis in schools, hospitals, doctors' offices and other institutions, even as industry consultants.

For exciting practitioners as speech language pathologists, you should ideally have a Master's degree in speech language therapy course accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Jobs in certain states require a license or registration. Speech language therapists willing to relocate to the place of the job could also land themselves attractive careers.

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Job Opportunities For Speech Language Pathologist

Speech is integral to communication, the primary tool of personal communication, and one of the most basic of functions required of human beings. A certified speech language pathologist / therapist detects disorders impairing speech, language, meaningful and sensible communication, and even problems with voice, swallowing and fluency, evaluating them appropriately. The speech language pathologist works with:

o people who can not produce legitimate speech sounds, individuals suffering from stuttering and other speech rhythm and fluency problems, and those with voice disorders including inappropriate pitch and harsh voice.

o those experiencing problems with understanding and producing language, and individuals seeking to improve their communication skills by modifying their accent.

o deeper physical problems such as cognitive communication problems that affect the individual's capacity for attention, memorizing and solving problems.

Speech language pathologists are either employed full-time by schools or hospitals, or put up a private practice and work on a contract basis in hospitals and schools.

Job opportunities for speech language pathologists are set to grow as fast as the average for all occupations (around 11%) for the next ten years. The reasons for the projected growth are many.

o There is a growing number of aging individuals of the baby boomer generation with the possibility of various disorders involving with age, including speech, language and swallowing impairments.

o The survival rate of premature infants as well as trauma and stroke victims continues to rise with advances in medical technology.

o Elementary and secondary school enrollments will include among them students requiring special education and treatment in speech and language disorders, especially since the law guarantees special education to those who need.

o Greater emphasis is being placed now on the early identification and treatment of speech and language disorders.

The importance of early detection of speech and language disorders highlights the significance of the role of the speech language pathologist in the growth of an affected individual, as he seeks to break the shackles.

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Working With Adult Dyslexia

Adult dyslexia is not a life-threatening illness, yet it incapacitates the brain of the afflicted, if not handled truthfully. Adults need to begin to accept the disorder and start changing the way they view themselves to work with the disorder.

This is not a handicap of the intellect, even if you may experience challenges in spelling and reading. It is a condition of the neuroses that should be correctly diagnosed to get the necessary support at school or at work.

You need to alter how you look at the disorder in order to seek assistance for it. By being aware of the condition, you'll have an easier time living with how it affects your career and personal life.

Dyslexia in the Workplace

Adult dyslexia is apparent in these behaviors:

* Difficulty in speech recognition

* Difficulty in following discussions that are detailed

* Reading comprehension is abysmal

* Numbers like 69 and 96 are mixed up

* Spelling difficulties

* Poor or short-term memory

* Focus is poor

Adult dyslexics who are not privy that they have the disorder usually try to hide their challenges, afraid of repercussions. However, proper testing can let them come to terms with their disorder. Moreover, the office can also lend the required assistance to help dyslexics cope.

Dyslexics attempt to steer clear of number calculations, writing, and reading and suffer from low self-esteem until they're properly diagnosed. However, they typically excel in music, acting, and painting, and prove to be intelligent and creative.

Dyslexia in College

Dyslexic college pupils are not uncommon. To survive the stress of life in school, they're offered the required support when diagnosed with the condition. Indeed, they do not have to be sent to special school for the mentally-handicapped.

With computers and note-taking techniques provided by special grants, dyslexia can easily be overcome by pupils. They are able to improve their focus and overcome their challenges in time.

It's indeed possible for dyslexics to finish university. Many gifted dyslexics have given their excellent world contributions like Albert Einstein and George Patton.

Living with the Disorder

By understanding your struggles, you can instead focus on your creative abilities. This way, you channel your frustrations into something more useful.

Explain that you are capable of doing a great job, even if you learn differently. At the workplace, make maximum use of the computer. Have it do the spelling and reading for you.

Indeed, as long as you're truthful with the people around you and yourself, it is so much easier to cope with dyslexia.

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