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Reading (Part 2)

Problems with reading comprehension, while still common in dyslexia, are not quite as common as problems with decoding, word recognition, or fluency. The most characteristically “dyslexic” source of difficulty with reading comprehension would come from having so much trouble identifying the words in a passage that the meaning of the passage becomes jumbled. But comprehension problems are also often seen in the 30-40% of dyslexic individuals who also qualify for an ADHD diagnosis, usually due to problems with mental focus or to limitations in working memory. Some people struggle with comprehension despite an ability to quickly and accurately identify all the words in a passage. These people are not dyslexic, but have a disorder of reading comprehension, which is usually be due to a problem with attention, language, memory, or broader cognitive issues.

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