A 2010 study from Tel Aviv University, Israel revealed a reading disorder called "attentional dyslexia." This varation of dyslexia causes people to "identify letters correctly, but the letters jump between words on the page." For example, "kind wing" would be read as "wind king".
How it works
This is different from the typical understanding of dyslexia, where children substitute letters when reading. When it comes to attentional dyslexia, the substitutions are not related to identifying letters or converting words into sounds. Instead, the letters from some words actually migrate to other words. The most common variation is that the first letter of one word would switch places with the first letter of another word.
Why it's important
While this difference may seem minor at first glance, it's vital that the specifics of one's dyslexia be addressed. Recognizing that there are different types of dyslexia helps to treat the children who suffer from it. After all, we must know what their specific reading and writing problems are before they can be treated.
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