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Kendra Foster EDU 202- Educational Psychology Dr. Mawhinney March 31, 2008 Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects a person ability to read or interpret words, letter, and other symbols. Many people believe that dyslexia affects a person’s intelligence, but the truth is that dyslexia does not affect a person’s intelligence. There are four types of dyslexia. The four types are: Trauma dyslexia, primary dyslexia, and secondary or developmental dyslexia (Perlstein 2008). Trauma dyslexia usually occurs after some form of brain trauma or injury to the area of the brain that controls reading and writing (Perlstein 2008). The second type of dyslexia is known as "primary dyslexia." Primary dyslexia is a dysfunction to, the left side of the brain (cerebral cortex) and does not change with age. Individuals with this type are rarely able to read above a fourth-grade level and may struggle with reading, spelling, and writing as adults. Primary dyslexia is passed in family lines through their genes (hereditary). It is
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