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Child Psychiatry

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The parents of an 8-year-old boy with a normal IQ are concerned because he is a very slow reader and does not appear to understand what he reads. When the boy reads aloud, he misses words and changes the sequence of the letters. They also note that he has problems with spelling, though he is otherwise quite creative in his ability to write stories. On examination, the child displays verbal language defects as well, though primarily he communicates clearly. His hearing and vision are normal and he has no trouble with motor skills. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis for this child? (LQ)



A Developmental expressive writing disorder

B Dyslexia

C Developmental articulation disorder

D Pervasive developmental disorder

E Developmental coordination disorder

Ans. B Dyslexia

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