Is it Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is usually characterized as having difficulty to read.  That’s the short version.  That’s also where parents start seeing their child struggle in school.

Here is a brief primer on reading difficulty and dyslexia to get you started:

  • Reading difficulty could mean that your child has dyslexia. Get your child tested and the younger, the better.
  • Dyslexia is the most common type of reading difficulty and it affects 1 in 5 individuals.  That’s 20% of the population!  (Source: IDA)
  • Dyslexia is an equal opportunity learning difference.  It comes in all races, cultures and income levels.
  • Dyslexia is often genetic.
  • It is NOT linked to IQ and many dyslexics have average to above average intelligence.
  • Dyslexia is not outgrown.
  • Dyslexics can be taught to read well with (1) early diagnosis, and (2) scientific- and research-based instruction that is implemented with fidelity.

To learn more, check out the chart below for dyslexia signs and symptoms (Source: Learning Ally).  Dyslexia-signs-and-Symptoms

Also, visit our Great Resources link for links to credible and respected sources on dyslexia.

Need more help?  That’s why we’re here.  Email us at OlentangyDyslexiaNetwork@gmail.com.

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