What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a reading disorder. About 1 in every 5 people have some degree of it’s symptoms, though it only impacts about 5% of the population.

A person who has dyslexia may have difficulty spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, “sounding out” words in their head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. These symptoms are often first noticed in school and affect a student in every aspect of their learning.

Dyslexia can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors and there is no cure, however, with practice and differing teaching methods the impact of the symptoms can be decreased.