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.
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