Dyslexia, or reading disorder, is a common learning disability characterized by difficulty reading. It is unconnected to intelligence levels. People with dyslexia may have difficulty with spelling, reading, and writing. Dyslexia is often diagnosed when a child reaches school age and has difficulty in the classroom. It can be expressed in a number of ways. Sometimes a child with dyslexia will even complain of dizziness, a headache, or a stomachache while he or she is reading. Experts believe that dyslexia is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Adults can develop dyslexia later in life as a result of traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia. There is no cure for dyslexia, although the symptoms can be treated with certain lifestyle changes. School-aged children can receive one-on-one attention from a teacher or tutor. Testing can be made easier for dyslexic students by getting them a reader to read them the questions.
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