What is Dyslexia?

According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a language based learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling.

 

Simply said, if you or your child have dyslexia, your brain is wired differently which affects your overall language skills.

 

Nearly 15-20% of people (yes, that's 1 in 5) show signs and symptoms of dyslexia.

 

Some of the the most common warning signs or symptons of dyslexia are: 

 

  • Mixing up sounds and syllables 

  • Trouble learning letters and sounds

  • Slow, choppy inaccurate reading

  • Terrible spelling 

  • Poor memory for words

  • Letter, number reverals that continued past the first grade

  • Dreading going to school

  • Poor written expression

 

For a complete list, download Susan Barton's, of Bright Solutions of Dyslexia, list of warning signs here

Here is an excellent video by TedEd, explaining what dyslexia is. Take a second to educate yourself, as you'll be surprised what you'll learn! 

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