Currently there is no cure for dyslexia and there are no medications which can correct the underlying brain abnormality that causes dyslexia. Dyslexia as such is not treated with drugs. Medications are usually prescribed for other associated conditions that can occur along with dyslexia such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Treatment of Dyslexia: Management of dyslexia involves interventions and treatments which improve the child’s reading and writing abilities. The management plan is formulated after complete evaluation of the child and the severity of their condition.
The educational therapist or the teacher usually uses techniques involving hearing, vision and touch to improve reading skills. The child may be made to listen to a taped lesson, then trace the shape of the letters with fingers, and then see the video of the same lesson; using several senses to learn can help the process and help them understand the information.
Most children with dyslexia can be helped with just a few hours of specialised sessions, one-to-one teaching, or teaching in small groups. Hence, they miss just a few hours of their regular classes each week. However, children with more severe problems need to be transferred to a specialist school. If the child has severe dyslexia he or she may never be able to read well.
Remember that academic problems don't necessarily mean the child will be a failure. A child with dyslexia can succeed and become capable, if given the right resources. Many children with dyslexia can have extraordinary intelligence in a specific area such as mathematics and science or can be very creative and bright.
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