By Madison Davis

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific problem that affects the ability to learn how to read, write, and spell. Dyslexia is also known as a Developmental Reading Disorder (DRD). A DRD is a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols.
What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Target Population

An estimated 5 to 10 percent of America's children suffer from Dyslexia. Dyslexia usually shows up in childhood and may remain through out adult hood. 2-3% of children of the population are likely to need specialist help for Dyslexia. Of people with reading difficulties, 70-80% are likely to have some form of Dyslexia. Boys and girls are equal but most girls try to hide it, messing up the statistics.

Body Systems Effected

The left side of the brain is affected. It doesn't comprehend as fast as a normal brain


The diagnosis for Dyslexia is taking The Case History Test. The Case History test will be an observation speaking and reading, and a specific battery of assessments targeting spoken language, phonological processing, reading, writing, and spelling.


As the brain first grows during the first six months of gestation, neurons are churned out in the brain's ventricular zone. There is no biological or genetic solution. Dyslexia is highly inheritable. Dyslexic kids who are lazy, have been deprived or intellectual simulations, or have suffered from deep psychological trauma.

Signs and Symptoms?

Signs and Symptoms may consist of:

  • reversing letters such as "b" and "d'"
  • difficulty comprehending directions
  • problems with spelling and reading simple words
  • delayed speech development
  • a child's inability to rhyme
  • a family history of reading or spelling disabilities
  • Very slow in acquiring reading skills. Reading is slow and awkward
  • a child will commonly get left and right mixed up
  • people with dyslexia are more common to develop immunological problems


Dyslexia is a disorder presented at birth and cannot be prevented or cured, but it can be managed. Using hearing, seeing, touch and movement is usually prescribed. Private/individual tutoring or special day classes are helpful for some people.


I don't have any personal connections with Dyslexia but my friend has it. I wanted to learn more about Dyslexia because she has to deal with it in her every day life. I find it fascinating to watch her work and see how she does it differently then me. There are ad handful of famous people that have Dyslexia, Bella Thorne is one of them. She was diagnosed in second grade and she was always been ashamed to admit it. Now, she is not ashamed to admit that she has Dyslexia and realized that it's apart of her life.