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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

As a parent, your child’s health and development is your number one priority. Getting your child the help they need with developmental dyslexiadelays now can help them continue to advance for the rest of their lives. Dyslexia affects about 5%-10% of the population and is one of the most common reading disabilities. But how can you tell if your child suffers from dyslexia? Find out with your Monmouth County developmental pediatrician Dr. Alison Smoller at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey.

What is dyslexia? 
Dyslexia is a condition affecting the brain which mostly affects reading but can affect writing and speaking as well. This condition does not necessarily mean that your child will have trouble reading or writing forever. There are many teaching techniques and tools to help your child deal with their dyslexia and to lead a normal and happy life.

Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
The symptoms of dyslexia vary from patient to patient. Some children’s dyslexia may present itself as trouble reading, though others may not be able to distinguish right from left. Some children may have difficulty speaking while others may have difficulties formulating their thoughts or understanding a joke. Younger children may have issues pronouncing words correctly, distinguishing or recognizing the alphabet, rhyming, or learning to count.

Diagnosing Dyslexia in Oakhurst, NJ 
Diagnosing dyslexia begins with a visit to your Monmouth County developmental pediatrician. If you believe your child has the signs of dyslexia, an appointment with Dr. Smoller will ensure that your child gets the care and attention they deserve. Dr. Smoller can help you pinpoint the problem and whether there are signs of other conditions related to dyslexia, like ADHD or other learning disabilities. After testing and information gathering, she will suggest the best course of treatment for your child. 

For more information on dyslexia treatment in the Monmouth County, NJ area, please contact Dr. Smoller at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey. Call (732) 660-0220 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Smoller today!


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