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Patrick Dempsey Reveals His Dyslexia

Star of Grey's Anatomy Says He Was Diagnosed at 12

Treatment and Prognosis

According to the NINDS, dyslexia treatment should mainly focus on the specific learning problems of affected individuals. The usual course is to modify teaching methods and the educational environment to meet the specific needs of the individual with dyslexia.

Spotting dyslexia early can help, the NINDS notes.

"The disability affects such a wide range of people, producing different symptoms and varying degrees of severity, that predictions are hard to make," states the NINDS' web site.

"The prognosis is generally good, however, for individuals whose dyslexia is identified early, who have supportive family and friends and a strong self-image, and who are involved in a proper remediation program," the NINDS says.

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