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The Best Understanding and Definition of Dyslexia Is

It's an inner-ear disorder that impairs 15+ major areas of functioning and encompasses 100+ corresponding symptoms.

Vital Questions Are

If one or more of the following symptoms are evident, dyslexia may be present:


  • Memory instability for letters, words, or numbers
  • A tendency to skip over or scramble letters, words, and sentences
  • A poor, slow, fatiguing reading ability prone to compensatory head tilting, near-far focusing, and finger pointing
  • Reversal of letters such as b and d, words such as saw and was, and numbers such as 6 and 9, or 16 and 61
  • Word blurring or movement or double images
  • Headaches, vertigo, or nausea brought on by reading


  • Messy, poorly angulated, or drifting handwriting prone to size, spacing, and letter-sequencing errors similar to those pictured right.

Spelling, Math, Memory, and Grammar

  • Memory instability for spelling, grammar, math, names, dates, and lists; for sequences such as the alphabet, the days of the week, and the months of the year; and for following directions.


  • Speech disorders such as slurring, stuttering, minor articulation errors, poor word recall, and auditory-input and motor-output speech time lags, rendering speech perception and enunciation more slowly than desired; and a tendency to word scrambling, slips of the tongue, or misperception of the ear


  • Right/left and related directional uncertainty, such as difficulty knowing or remembering east or west, north or south
  • Easy spatial disorientation


  • Delay in learning to tell time, as well as a host of time-related symptoms, including lateness, compulsive scheduling, and even procrastination or difficulty starting things on time

Concentration and Activity (ADD or ADHD)

  • Impaired concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, or overactivity
  • Behavior, temper, or impulse disturbances

Balance and Coordination

  • Difficulties with balance and coordination functions, e.g., walking, running, skipping, hopping, tying shoelaces, and buttoning buttons; accident proneness


  • Have headaches, stomachaches, nausea, excessive fatigue and related "psychosomatic" symptoms sent you from medical pillar to post, to no avail?
  • Are you prone to dizziness or motion sickness? Ringing ears? Bed wetting?
  • Does your infant or young child suffer from cyclical vomiting syndrome?
  • Are you oversensitive to hot and cold?

Fears, Phobias and Related Anxiety Symptoms

Do you have phobias and related psychological and physical symptoms that have thus far defied a clear understanding and successful treatment? For example:

  • Fears of the dark, getting lost, going to school.
  • Fear or the avoidance of various balance, coordination, sports, and motion-related activities.
  • Are you frightened by heights, cars, planes, bridges, elevators, subways, tunnels, open spaces, crowds, department stores, getting lost, losing control, and/or going crazy?
  • Do irresistible, repetitive thoughts and actions — obsessions and compulsions — harass you and rigidify your ability to relax freely?
  • Are you compelled to touch and retouch, check and recheck, think and rethink, and forever make lists of what must be done to avoid memory uncertainty and related anxiety?

Self-Esteem/Body Image

  • Are you prone to indecisiveness and feelings of inferiority, stupidity, ugliness?


  • Mood fluctuations, depressions, irritability


  • Inept social skills
  • Shyness, fear of rejection, etc.


  • Difficulty reading one?s own emotions and those of others, ie Aspergers Syndrome
  • Impaired/awkward facial and/or body expressions


  • Slow, hesitant and/or halting thoughts and their expression
  • Foggy, blank and mistaken thought sequences

If Any Of The Above Symptoms Are Present

Dr. Levinson is available at his clinic to see you for a consultation.