Dyslexia Myths and Facts


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#1. Individuals who struggle with reading generally have lower than average Intelligence.

Dyslexia is not related to intelligence.  There are many smart, talented, successful people who struggled to learn to read.  Check out this link to read some of their stories: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/success-stories/  
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#2. Dyslexia is the most common reason that people struggle to learn to read.

    Dyslexia is the most common reason that people struggle to learn to read. While it is difficult to provide an exact number most experts agree that dyslexia affects between 7 and 15% of all people.  It is safe to say there are students with dyslexia in every classroom. In Ontario, Learning disability is the most common reason for students to access special education services (42%), 80% of people with a diagnosed learning disability have dyslexia.  
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#3. Dyslexia is a vision problem that causes letters to appear backwards or mixed up.

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#4. Dyslexia can be prevented when parents read to their children.

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#5. Kids who are behind in reading are just not putting in the effort required to succeed.

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#6. Students at risk for dyslexia can be identified in kindergarten:

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#7. Dyslexia only exists because English is a crazy language to learn to read:

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#8. There is no way to diagnose dyslexia:

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#9. Most reading difficulties can be prevented

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#10. Dyslexia is a developmental stage that is usually outgrown:

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