A language-based learning disability

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It's estimated that 1 in 5 people have dyslexia. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent recognition of words, letters, symbols and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. It does not affect general intelligence. In fact, people can be both gifted and have dyslexia.

1 in 5 people have dyslexia.

Strengths of Dyslexia

  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • 3D visual skills
  • Skills at designing and building
  • Problem solving
  • People skills
  • Focus, determination

Challenges of Dyslexia

  • Reading, writing
  • Left/right confusion
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Following directions
  • Memorization

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