compared to females and it can continue
into adulthood also.
Symptoms of dyslexia may vary from mild to very severe and can be
broadly grouped into the following categories:
1) Reading (and spelling):
The child is often confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences or verbal explanations.
His reading or writing shows repetitions, additions,
transpositions (b instead of d, p instead of q), omissions,
substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or
He may feel that the letters
or words to be moving or jumping around on the page when he
is reading or writing.
He reads and rereads with little comprehension.
He seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't
reveal a problem.
2) Writing (motor skills):
He has trouble with writing or copying in class.
He is clumsy, uncoordinated while writing, handwriting may
He can be ambidextrous and often confuses left/right,
3) Hearing and
The child is easily distracted by sounds or he may hear
things that have not been said
He may face difficulty in speaking out what he is thinking
(cannot put thoughts into words)
He may mispronounce words (e.g. God instead of Dog),
transpose words while speaking, leave sentences incomplete or take long
halts during his speech
He has poor memory for facts, sequences, information that
has not been experienced
His memory can be very good for things that have been
In general the child can appear to be very bright and
intelligent but when it comes to reading, writing,
spellings, etc he can be very bad at these
The child learns best through experience, observation,
demonstrations, experimentation, and visual aids
He can fare well in verbal tests but may not be able to do
well in written exams
5) General features:
The child can be very talented in art, drama, music, sports,
mechanics, story-telling, designing, etc
He may have high IQ but may not score well academically
At school he may be labeled as lazy or careless due to his
The child may develop low self-esteem due to his inability
to cope up with the educational system
Causes of Dyslexia:
Dyslexia is an inherited condition which appears to affect
more boys than girls and the genetic component has been
found to play an important role in the development of this
condition. In dyslexic patients, structural differences in
the way the brain is wired up during development stage have
been found. There has been found a deficit in a special
pathway between the eye and the brain- the magnocellular
pathway- in dyslexic individuals. Many people with dyslexia
have also found to be deficient in omega-3 unsaturated fatty
acids. Homoeopathic treatment:
Dyslexia a constitutional disorder, as it is an outcome of a
constitutional problem (genetic factors). Homoeopathy is
definitely recommended for the management of dyslexia.
Special modified teaching methods and educational
environment, special tutoring, summer school, speech
therapy, or placement in special classes helps the dyslexics
to cope up better. Homoeopathic treatment is extremely
effective in the cases of Dyslexia and strongly recommended.
along with other supportive therapies.