Questions and Answers

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is learning disorder and neurological condition marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.

What causes Dyslexia?

There is no specific cause for dyslexia, and there aren't a lot of answers for it. In some cases, dyslexia runs in the family, so kids inherit the disease from family. In other cases, kids will get it, even when no one else in the family has had it.

Symptoms of Dyslexia..

What are the symptoms of dislexia? Some symptoms are obvious, while others aren't. Kids may have trouble recognizing letters, because their brain can switch letters, making reading incredibly hard. They may have trouble with comprehension, fluency, or vocabulary. Because of this kids may feel ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid to go to school.

How do you treat dyslexia?

  • Physiological testing for teachers to find suitable program
  • Not usually treated with meds, unless they have another condition
  • Learn simple sounds and phonics
  • Extra time and attention in the classroom
  • Word processing programs with spell check
  • Books on tape
  • Reading off questions in tests
Basically, you need to give them time and support. It takes hard work to overcome dyslexia, and just because they have it doesn't mean they're dumb, they just need extra time to overcome the illness.

Stats and Data..

1. Dyslexia is the number 1 condition for reading and writing problems, 70-80% of people who struggle with reading have it.

2. 1 in 5 students has a language based learning disability, of which dyslexia is the most common.

3. The same percentage of males and females have dyslexia.

4. 15-20% of the nation suffers from dyslexia.

5. 20% of people with ADHD have dyslexia

Albert Eintstein's Story

Albert Einstein actually did have dyslexia. Because of his learning disability he didn't speak until age 4. Because of his bad memory, he couldn't memorize even the easiest things. But while he couldn't remember months or properly tie his shoes, he could still solve the hardest math equations and make an incredible contribution to scientific theory. Throughout school, Albert was incredibly smart, despite his small setback. He is an example for people with dyslexia everywhere.


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