What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning challenge that is language-based. The term “dyslexia” can refer to a multitude of symptoms that result in difficulties with language skills, such as spelling, reading, comprehension, and pronouncing words. A person who is dyslexic will be dyslexic for their entire life, however, the impact of dyslexia can vary during different stages of life. The reason that dyslexia is referred to as a “disability” is that it can make it difficult for an individual to succeed in a typical educational environment. If the dyslexia is severe, it may qualify a student for special educational services and support. With the proper approach, a dyslexic can learn to read and write well.

What are some signs of dyslexia?

A common perception is that dyslexics read or spell words backwards; however, this is a specific, and rather uncommon manifestation of dyslexia. According to the International Dyslexia Association, some of the common signs of dyslexia are difficulties:

•Learning to speak

•Organizing written and spoken language

•Learning letters and their sounds

•Memorizing number facts



•Learning a foreign language

•Correctly doing math operations

Some other signs common in younger children are:

•Difficulty reading single words, such as a word on a flashcard

•Difficulty learning the connection between letters and sounds

•Confusing small words, such as at and to

•Letter reversals, such as d for b

•Word reversals, such as tip for pit

•Difficulty rhyming

Is Dyslexia a Disability?

Dyslexia is a specific language challenge.

Is Dyslexia an Indicator of Low Intelligence?

Dyslexia is not an indication of low intelligence. In fact most People with dyslexia have average or above average level of intelligence.

Is There a “Quick Fix” for Dyslexia?

There is no quick fix for dyslexia, but with a specific approach an individual can overcome certain challenges

Can Dyslexia Be Cured?

Dyslexia is not a disease and therefore cannot be cured like you would cure a disease such as malaria or typhoid. It is a condition, which requires several multidisciplinary interventions to overcome.

Can a Dyslexic Child or Adult Learn to Read?

Yes! And can go ahead to even become authors which we have seen.

Why Can’t Dyslexics Learn to Read Using the Same Method That Others Do?

This is because the way dyslexics receive, process and give out information is slightly different due to their wiring(thoughts etc). However, with practice and more time they would do well like others and even more .

Do All Dyslexics Have the Same Difficulties?

Not necessarily, people living with Dyslexia do not have the same difficulties. This is because dyslexia can be mild, moderate or severe. Also, due to individual differences of how we are wired and environmental factors too.

Can My Child Still Succeed If They Have Dyslexia?

Yes! With early assessment diagnosis and interventions, a dyslexic child can excel in all areas of life.

What Effect Does Dyslexia Have on Behavior?

  1. Might appear lazy or unmotivated towards work or school

  2. Lack coordination

  3. Suffer from low self esteem

  4. Gets easily irritated and frustrated with school or work

  5. Have problems with time management

  6. Is slow with completing task assigned etc

I’m an adult. Can I get help with my reading?

Yes! With the brain training program at Dyslexia Foundation. The brain can be rewired and a person can read again

Does Private Dyslexia Tutoring Work?

Yes, but not sustainably. The only sustanable way to private dyslexia training is to first rewire with the brain, through brain execerises with the help of a dyslexia and cognitive skills professional trainer .

Is There Someone Who I Can Speak With About This?

es! Contact us today! At Dyslexia Foundation we are always ready to guide and provide the needed help.