- is a specific learning disability characterized by having difficulties relating to language, particularly reading.
- causes the brain to process written and spoken language in such a way that it will likely limit a dyslexic’s ability to become a competent reader, writer, and speller.
- requires being taught with the proper teaching methods.
- occurs in people of all backgrounds and runs in families.
- is estimated to affect 20% of our population.
- is typically diagnosed by evaluating a person’s intellectual achievement and language skills.
DYSLEXIA IS NOT:
- reading backwords.
- a sign of low intelligence or laziness.
- due to poor vision.
- only characterized by the reversal of written letters and numbers.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a neurobiological condition. Learn More