What is Dyslexia? | MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

What is Dyslexia?

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Posted in: Grade School, Infants & Toddlers, Parenting Concerns, Pre-School, Teenagers, You & Your Family, Young Adults

Topics: Learning + Attention Issues

One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of all ages in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery, as well as preventive and primary care.

Our colleagues at MGHfC recently shared with us that a number of parents they see have questions about dyslexia. Dr. Braaten produced a short video for MGHfC to address some of those questions. In this video, she answers questions about what dyslexia is, recognizing the signs of dyslexia, and modes of treatment.

Proper diagnosis, treatment, and accommodations can help anyone struggling with dyslexia. We hope that this video provides you with some practical support and tools to move toward success.

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Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is executive director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at  Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and former co-director for the MGH Clay Cente...

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