Dyslexia: Causes, Performance Differences, and Treatment

Jordan Walker


It is estimated that ten to fifteen to ten percent of school children suffer from dyslexia, which makes it difficult for them to succeed in a school environment (Youman & Mather, 2013). This literature review explores some of the current research regarding both acquired and developmental dyslexia. It goes into detail about current research and theories about the possible causes of these neurological disorders. This paper also highlights differences found between dyslexics and their typically developing peers, with the main focus being on performance and processing differences. Lastly research about some of the warning signs, possible treatment options, and intervention strategies for the disorder were included.

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