What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neurological learning disorder. According to the most recent studies, research has shown that up to 1 in every 5 children is diagnosed with this disorder. A frequent question our clinic receives is, what is dyslexia?  This demonstrates that the public at large is uninformed about this common condition. 

Understanding Dyslexia

The first thing to understand about dyslexia is that it affects the parts of the brain that process language. It can make learning or performing work-related tasks immensely difficult, thus ultimately affecting your career. Many people who suffer from dyslexia often find that they cannot read details and instructions clearly. 

Personal or professional problems caused by dyslexia drive many people to seek treatment. For instance, our New Jersey clinic has regular clients that come to us for occupational therapy that helps with dyslexia related productivity issues. If you are considering occupational therapy in New Jersey, please contact Theradynamics to hear how our services can help manage your dyslexia. 

Root Causes of Dyslexia

At this time, it is generally accepted that dyslexia is caused by genetic predisposition. You are more likely to have this condition if your family members are also affected. There have also been a small sample of observed cases of “acquired dyslexia” as well. This is when you develop dyslexia later in life as the result of a stroke or some sort of brain trauma. 

Being Diagnosed With Dyslexia

At the beginning of this article, there is no doubt that many readers were wondering what is dyslexia? The sad truth of this matter is that this condition is often underreported. In fact, many adults have dealt with lifetime struggles from dyslexia without ever realizing it. If you feel that there is a possibility that you may have this debilitating condition, there are some direct ways to receive a proper diagnosis. 

Though dyslexia is a biological condition, conversely it cannot be diagnosed through general blood work or a brain scan. Instead, a number of tests are given and other factors and symptoms are analyzed. Abnormal behavior such as frequently mispronouncing or forgetting names, having difficulty reading passages, and having poor word recognition can often be clues. There are various other vision, hearing, and brain tests that can point to dyslexia. Of course, prior family history of the condition will be one of the first things that is considered. 

How Theradynamics Can Help with Dyslexia

If you have been diagnosed with dyslexia, there are many paths to consider to receive treatment and training that can help you overcome the daily issues you face. After a full assessment from Theradynamics, we will map out a personalized plan that is designed to help you overcome your dyslexia symptoms and take control of your life. 

Through our proprietary QNFA services, we have several options that may be the ideal treatment for your individual needs. We offer services for sensory performance training, neurotiming technology, and occupational therapy in New Jersey, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx through our many clinics. Here’s a brief look at these treatment options: 

Occupational Therapy: 

This approach has been very effective by focusing on visual efficiency and motor coordination to overcome learning disabilities caused by dyslexia. 

Sensory Performance Training: 

Sensory performance training is our cutting-edge tool that improves the connections between your eyes, brain, and body. 

Neurotiming Technology: 

Our evidence-backed tool that improves neural impulses between different networks in the brain. It has been shown to help in a wide variety of areas including dyslexia.