Dyslexia Infographic: What’s Happening Inside the Brain?

Dyslexia and Processing Disorders are the inability to discriminate the sounds of letters, which also makes spelling, writing, and speech difficult. Dyslexia is the result of a left brain deficiency and as a result the signs of an issue can often go undetected until a child is in school. Understanding what is happening in the brain of a child who is dyslexic is important for early detection and intervention. The following infographic provides insight into the left brain and what happens when there is an imbalance that can lead to dyslexia.

dyslexia infographic by Dr. Robert Melillo


Disconnected Kids The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism ADHD Dyslexia and Other Neurological DisordersPoor language skills are a hallmark of a left brain imbalance, especially as a child gets older. These children have problems with reading and spelling because they can’t identify the sounds of letters. This can show up in their speaking ability as well. All this can be the result of a problem with processing words and sound. Not only does this affect reading and speaking skills, but these children can be bad at music and may not be able to carry a tune. They may have problems with many subjects, especially basic math, because they are poor with details. This includes fine detailing they do with their hands. This becomes most obvious as very bad handwriting.

Children with left brain imbalances are often very concerned with how they look and dress and may be hyperaware of what others think of them. They can be overwhelmed by emotions because they are so in touch with their own feelings. They may have unique abilities to read people and situations. They can be very social if they get over their shyness and insecurities.

Children with left brain imbalances are prone to chronic infections like colds and ear infections. They may also have an abnormal or irregular heartbeat, called an arrhythmia.



Want to know more about left brain deficiency? Check out my book “Disconnected Kids” to learn more about brain function in children with Dyslexia and what you can do to help address hemispheric deficits.

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  • Patricia Cove

    I would have like more information on what causes this and what to do about it at an early recognition stage, as well as for adults. I acknowledge nutrition is a big part of it.

  • Kimberly Yost

    I have been following your research for the past several years. I am 42 years old and still struggle with dyslexia at home and at work, so I am grateful the generations behind me will have the knowledge to correct this disease.

    I am an Executive Assistant and it is an embarrassment when your boss asks you to read or take notes and you can’t read or spell the necessary words or when I’m reading a bed time story to my 10 year old and he helps me sound out words. However, I am blessed he is able to read and do math in an advanced manner!

    Thank you for your time and interest in this disease. I look forward to learning more from you in the near future!

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