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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability.  It is mostly seen in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading.  They may also experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and speaking.  If not addressed early in life, it can have a lifelong affect.  Dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in a typical instructional environment, even though they may have normal to superior intelligence.

Dyslexia Statistics

Unaffected

Population

Have a reading disorder

Without Dyslexia

Have a reading disorder

and affected with Dyslexia

Current data suggests that 15-20% of the population has a reading disability, of those 85% have Dyslexia.


Of those affected, most tend to be male.  It is common to run in families, not necessarily due to genetics, but do to the fact that their primary care-giver may be affected as well.