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Brain structures involved in writing and speech

What are the areas of the brain involved in writing and reading? Discuss the major problems related to reading and writing, their signs and symptoms, and possible causes.

What are the brain structures involved in speech production and comprehension? Discuss the major speech problems, their signs and symptoms, and possible causes.

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What are the areas of the brain involved in writing and reading? Discuss the major problems related to reading and writing, their signs and symptoms, and possible causes.

The left cerebral hemisphere is the area responsible for speech, math, reading, and writing (Mason, 2013). Damage to this area will likely result in in reading and writing issues as well as issues with movement on the right side of the body. One example of a reading and writing disorder is dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a language processes disorder that affects reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes, speaking (NCLD, 2013). The individuals with dyslexia are impacted by the ability to accurately interpret what they are seeing and translate it correctly in their minds. For example, someone with dyslexia might see the number 135 but write it down as 153 and not be aware of the mistake. Dyslexia does not mean someone is lazy or has poor intelligence; it is "a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently" ...

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A discussion regarding the areas of the brain involved in writing and speech as well as with speech production and comprehension. Also, a discussion surrounding major problems related to reading, writing, and major speech problems. 519 words, 5 references.

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