There is no way to cure or correct the underlying brain dysfunctions that cause dyslexia,
but with proper treatment, everyday problems dyslexia causes can be solved.
Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder and not necessarily hereditary, though the
chances of a person with dyslexia passing on the gene to their child is about 50 percent.
People often wonder if you can outgrow dyslexia. The truth is…people can’t outgrow
dyslexia. But people CAN overcome the struggles brought on by dyslexia.
Like most matters, the sooner dyslexia is detected through a diagnostic evaluation and
treated with proper therapy, the better the outcome will be. By addressing any reading,
writing or verbal struggles a person has at an early age, you are better able to set them
up for success by preventing setbacks and the need to intervene in the future.
Dyslexia therapy at Dyslexia School of Houston begins as early as 4 years of age. By
the time our students graduate the program and go on to conquer middle school and
high school, they have the skill sets and knowledge to succeed alongside their peers
who don’t need the additional assistance dyslexia requires.
So, while we can’t cure dyslexia, we can implement tools and skills into the lives of
those with dyslexia so that they may function to their greatest capacity in everyday
scenarios. Through the appropriate learning environment and/or work environment,
people with dyslexia can learn and work efficiently and effectively.
Multisensory activities can also help students and adults with dyslexia learn better
through working memory and association. In adulthood and in the working environment,
this might look like habit stacking, or listening to music while writing reports, for
example. While multitasking is possible for people with dyslexia, it’s not about the ability
to consolidate tasks, but rather, to understand them in a way that is manageable and
Like adversity for anyone, it takes grit and discipline to accomplish high-level goals in
the classroom or workplace when someone has dyslexia; but it can be done. The
sooner young children and adults have the skills, tools and knowledge to function in
spite of their dyslexia, the better.
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