Affects reading and related language-based processing skills.
Dyslexia is characterized by deficits in accurate and fluent word recognition.
Individuals with dyslexia struggle with word recognition, decoding, and spelling.
Reading comprehension is sometimes impaired due to very poor word reading skills.
Individuals with dyslexia often have deficits in phonemic and phonological awareness, which refer to the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the sound structure of a spoken word, including its phonemes, syllables, onsets and rhymes.
Individuals with dyslexia may also have impaired orthographic processing, which interferes with connecting letters and letter combinations with sounds accurately and fluently.
Dyslexia can impact:
- Word recognition
- Pronouncing written words
- Associating letters with the sounds they make
- Understanding syllables
- Identifying rhymes
- Hearing and identifying a spoken word