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Hi there and welcome to help talk I'm ED hill in for Dr.
It's estimated that about 15% of students in the country suffer from dyslexia -- one of the most common learning disorders in elementary age children.
But there -- a whole lot of misconceptions about the condition.
Which doctor Carol Levenson addresses in his new book it's called Smart but feeling down and we appreciate you being here today thank you.
So we'll answer -- some of the misconceptions that dyslexia.
Misconceptions we pick up the whole program.
The the most common one -- -- the whole thing dyslexia was to find a way a comatose diabetic was defined.
And -- and realized there were none comatose.
Dyslexia was defined as a severe reading disorder we had to be at least two more years behind your peers who was pure had no make sure -- writing the spelling where.
We're learning disability symptoms or even phobias and it was sort of be the disturbance within the thinking brain -- -- -- clear signals were coming in.
But the processor within the thinking brain was impaired.
Despite the fact that there were bright gifted.
The sex -- like gates and and Einstein and Edison.
-- -- -- Yet I was very intrigued by the section in your book where you write about that that correlation between symptoms like eighty deer ate it ADHD.
That medicines that are being used to treat them because in school -- children of which I have many.
They also knew that we've started to CN the last you know decade or so.
So many children being diagnosed with that but usually -- -- the -- at this kind of some some overlap.
And you talk about the medications that are used and how there -- -- written off and you -- your own research have found used for them can you delve into that a bit.
Let me explain what happened is.
In -- -- search I started out some 35 years ago believing what everybody else thought that these -- hundred year old theory is that the thinking brain was responsible.
What I found in examining thousands of children within the school system at first was that balance coordination and rhythm.
-- -- off even in athletes they could be in good sport.
They're good in one sport and have speech coordination problems are writing coordination.
Even Bruce Jenner couldn't write straight and yet he was a great happening.
They have eye coordination problems when they read they could have speech coordination problems are writing coordination problems they could be accident prone tripping falling bumping.
These were all the signs and symptoms that characterized.
Populations diagnosed learning disabilities attention deficit disorder dyslexia.
And anxiety disorder patients have balance coordination enrichment problems for you often minor.
In diagnostic nature but what it does this.
The -- -- I -- I recognized was responsible for all these balance and coordination so it's the thinking brain was swollen.
You're thinking brain for people watching this television program getting scrambled signals what the screen drifting and boring and turning no matter how -- the viewer.
They're gonna have difficulty interpreting.
What they're looking at and have the sound drifts as well they're going to be very very.
and that's you you were talking earlier you say it's kind of like that I strobe light going off and it's hard for your mind to.
You don't eat you see one thing you know would say there's firm footing underneath you but it but your mind is telling you something.
Completely different and and salient point is that nobody understood.
Who had this problem was wrong parents don't understand it.
And most professionals.
Still believe variations of the hundred year old theory -- -- the words I couldn't.
Take your whole audience and make him temporarily.
Dyslexic -- -- -- Holding my eight.
But I can make -- worse.
I have to do -- spin them around Hollywood -- They won't be able to reach straight right right straight think straight walk straight.
The becomes anxiety ridden -- writing will be off they won't be able remembers things that memory will go.
A lot of things will.
Become deficient so help up parents who -- watching this understandable when you're looking for symptoms of inner ear dysfunction what what some of the things that you see.
Well the most common.
The recognized in the balance and coordination and dizziness or motion sickness and even like a little buzzing in the -- problem that's commonplace.
What is not known as most individuals.
Who have reading problems with normal or above IQ.
We'll have difficulty reading straight without losing a place for me to finger -- market -- a good flurry of double up there writing will become messy -- Right up or down looks like mountain chain -- looks like a drunk trying to walk a straight line.
So it's -- recognizes anything like this perhaps even an themselves seem right about it adults who have come -- -- financial tawdry and every adult visit was a child of this problem and what are what are the things that you do have to -- Well once -- recognize that the inner -- was at fault I can now diagnosis disorder.
A 100% accuracy.
Even before children start to -- in school because -- you have -- any of problem you predispose to developing and learning problems reading problems concentration problems.
I also found that if you give them school.
Safe doses of an -- improving medications and nutrients that stabilize the -- here.
And you can prevent a lot of symptoms from arising if you pre treat children and adults.
And if you treat them then all of a sudden the reading improves or writing improves the spelling improves -- man's memory.
A sense of time and space and balance and coordination.
But doctor -- -- and thank you so much for being with us tankers at a time.
And die at home if he's got any kind of health topic you want to talk about email Dr.
Manny at Dr.
Manny at foxnews.com.
And until next time I'm ED --
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