10 Truths You Need To Know About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability that includes difficulty in the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, alphabetic letters representing speech sounds or numeric representing numbers or quantities. Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorders that can lead to problems with education, but if identified early, academic concerns can be potentially averted.
Here are 10 things you need to know about this condition.

1. Dyslexia is NOT an illness

Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. It isn’t something that goes away on its own or that a person outgrows. But there are tools to reliably identify boys and girls at high risk for dyslexia before they fall behind.

2. There are other learning difficulties related to dyslexia

Some students may exhibit signs of more than one specific learning difficulty (SpLD), for instance dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As with any difficulty, no two individuals experience the same combination of difficulties, which poses challenges to diagnosis.

3. Dyslexia is more evident in some languages

The dyslexic mind may experience varied levels of difficulties when interacting in one language and not another. There are some languages in which it is easier to read and spell because the connection between the alphabetical letter and the sound for that particular letter co-relate directly.

4. Dyslexics are in the work force

There are people with dyslexia in many types of highly respected careers. The challenge to read effectively and efficiently often has adverse professional and psychological effects. There are millions of people in the workplace who have never been assessed for dyslexic difficulties.

5. All children can be at risk for dyslexia

Moreover, kids whose families are below the federal poverty line or have a low birth weight are often at a higher risk for the development of learning disorders.

7. It is also a genetic thing

Dyslexia commonly runs in families. High genetic concordance found in twin studies suggest a significant genetic influence on reading ability,  although the degree depends on the definition of dyslexia.

8. Dyslexia has no cure

t’s a lifelong condition caused by inherited traits that affect how your brain works. However, most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role.

9. Dyslexia affects nearly 10% of the population

Research has shown that dyslexia affects 5-10% of the population, with estimates as high as 17%. Some people may have more mild forms, while others may experience it more severely.

10. Dyslexia is by far the most common learning disability

Dyslexia is estimated to occur in 6 percent of all U.S. children.  What is important to note is that this number has increased by 17 percent; that’s almost 1.8 million more children affected compared to a decade earlier.

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