With dyslexia, the brain mixes up letters and words, making it difficult to read, write, and spell. Though the cause of dyslexia is unknown, it can be passed down within families. Doctors can diagnose dyslexia by testing and talking with your child. They may look for symptoms such as confusing small words or letters and their sounds. Treatments include setting up specialized learning plans called IEPs for your child to give him or her more focused help in learning. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how dyslexia is diagnosed, how to treat it, and much more.
If Your Child Has Dyslexia: Tips for Parents
If your child has dyslexia, it’s not always clear how you can best provide support for learning and well-being. Learn tips to help your child learn to read, be organized, and stay positive.
What Is Dyslexia?
Does your child struggle to read? Find out if it could be dyslexia, and what causes this common learning disorder.
What Are the Treatments for Dyslexia?
If your child has dyslexia, there are treatment options and resources available that can help him learn to read and write, and catch up in school.
What Are the Symptoms of Dyslexia?
If your child struggles to sound out words or spell correctly, she might have dyslexia. Learn how to spot the signs of this learning disorder.