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Children can have a big problem in school if their problem with dyslexia is not detected in time. Unfortunately, this condition is one of the most frequently misdiagnosed. For those who do not know what dyslexia is, it is a condition that creates problems with learning.


Misdiagnosis can happen because of several reasons. The first occurs when their medicine problem is detected as their lack of effort. People with this problem may be named as sloppy but there is a way to see if the patient is suffering from dyslexia. This can be done with the help of the teacher.

People with dyslexia do not have any problems when they express themselves orally. Written tests are troubling for them, but oral help them express their intelligence. The second reason is the attention deficit disorder, because sometimes dyslexia can be mistaken for attention deficit disorder, which happens because the symptoms are very similar. The difference between these two conditions is the auditory information. Patients with dyslexia get overloaded with auditory information, but these problems are produced by the problems in sound processing among those with attention deficit disorder. They have problems to hear the speaker, hear higher background sounds and many other hearing problems.

The biggest problem for those with this disorder is the non-contextual information. Depression can also be detected as dyslexia, since patients with depression can have problems with learning and their sadness. Asperger’s syndrome or PDD-NOS can also be confused with dyslexia, which happens because of the problems caused by late talking, gaucheness, shyness and the sensory memory problems. Problems with auditory and visual processing are something dyslexia patients suffer from, but it can also help in misdiagnosing. These problems can lead to avoiding visually busy and loud surroundings, as well as to missed social clues.

The last possible cause for misdiagnose of the dyslexia is the mild retardation, which is one of the most common causes for misdiagnose. No matter how good cognitive abilities they may show, they are confused for mentally retarded. If this happens, the people from the surroundings may not treat the problem right, and they see it as a situation in which they cannot be helpful. Some teachers say that it doesn't matter if they do not notice dyslexia in their class, and that the child with dyslexia would be in the same position even if the teacher knew about the problem. Dyslexia is misdiagnosed because of the uninformed (about dyslexia) parents, untrained teachers and programs at the Universities that have a narrow question range in dyslexia.

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