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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 486-490

Dyslexia: A solution through Ayurveda evidences from Ayurveda for the management of dyslexia in children: A review


1 Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Department of Agada Tantra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Assosiate Professor and Head, Post Graduate Department of Agada Tantra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Lecturer, Post Graduate Department of Bala Roga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Anita Sharma
Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Department of Agad Tantra, N.I.A., Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.110521

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Dyslexia is one of the commonest learning disability. It is defined as a disorder where a child, in spite of all the classroom teaching, is not able to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling according to their level of intelligence. Dyslexia individuals often have difficulty in relating to the association between sound and their respective letters. Reversing or transposing the letters while writing is characteristic with letters such as b and d, P and q, etc., The prevalence among school children is reported as 9.87% and in the selected families, it is 28.32%. Dyslexia significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily life and are not primarily due to sensory, motor or mentally handicaps. About 40% of dyslexic children and adolescents dropout of schools. According to Ayurveda, learning is a result of successive and complex interaction of Indriyas (cognitive and motor organs), Indriyartha (sense organs), Mana (psyche), Atma and Buddhi (intellect). Above all, the functioning of these factors is governed by Tridosha (vata, pitta and kapha) and Triguna (Sattva, Raja and Tama) in a specific coordination and balance Any disturbance in these Tridosha and Triguna will cause disordered functioning of Indriya, Mana and Buddhi leading to impaired learning or dyslexia Ayurvedic drugs can help in the management of dyslexia by making these Tridosha and Triguna in well-balanced state and also by providing Medhya (intellect promoting) drugs to improve the learning ability in these children.


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