The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of Dyslexia in Children in Calabar Metropolis, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Joseph Odey Ogabor, Emmanuel Ekawu Ogar, Martina Ayibeya Apie &  Grace Clearance Ataha


Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language. Children with dyslexia have normal intelligence and usually have normal vision. Most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role. Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. As well as poorer health and lower life expectancy, children with learning disabilities or dyslexia have lower levels of physical activity than their typically developing peers. Taking part in physical activity has been shown to have a number of benefits for both their physical health and psychological wellbeing. The present work aim to review on the role of exercise in correction or the treatment of dyslexia children.

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