ADHD and Dyslexia

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    Did you knuw that the hmuan mind can read between teh lines (and in this case words)?

    There are connections in the brain that hardwire our emotions to our memories and senses.

    Similarly, we have several pathways to take in what we see with our eyes.

    Many people with ADHD have dyslexia but they don't know it.

    We don't take spelling tests anymore, and spellcheck is just great. So the mechanisms of the past -- ones where we might have been diagnosed in our younger years -- are less commonly used.

    And therefore, early interventions or even understanding of how dyslexia might impact the way individuals learn and retain intervention have also become less common.

    Point of information: what is dyslexia?

    Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language.

    Dyslexia is not due to problems with intelligence, hearing or vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role.

    Though there's no cure for dyslexia, early assessment and intervention result in the best outcome. Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn't recognized until adulthood, but it's never too late to seek help.

    How does dyslexia manifest or present in an adult?

    Adults with dyslexia can be slow readers or have poor comprehension (not remembering what they read).

    One weird presentation is being able to read a book upside down.

    In a test of speed, while reading upside down, patients WITHOUT dyslexia have a lot of trouble deciphering words, yet patients with dyslexia not only can make out the letters but they can read right to left well.

    Try it out for yourself!

    What can I do if I think I have or a loved one has ADHD and/or dyslexia?

    I founded Cresent Medical Service as a new type of medical practice designed for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ONLY. We work with all ages and help the individual(s) to resolve self-determined problems with objective measures in an empathetic environment.  We provide a customized solution that may include medication(s), non-medication alternatives, coaching, behavioral therapy, diet, or a combination approach so you can thrive in your world!

    Our service is based on the Direct Primary care model and gives you flat fee pricing making it affordable to receive the care you deserve.

    Learn more and book a consultation here!

    Devang Patel

    I am a board certified family physician. I am married and have two beautiful girls. I have ADHD too (hence blog name I was diagnosed with ADHD during my residency training AFTER medical school. Now I want to help others lead more productive lives by giving practical examples and suggestions.

    DISCLAIMER: The content in this blog is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this blog or on this website.

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