October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

identifying-dyslexiaThomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill… What do all of these these famous names have in common? Each suffered from dyslexia!

But, what exactly is dyslexia?

According to the National Institute for Learning Development dyslexia, “is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition 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 and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

And, it is estimated that as much as 20% of the total population struggle with symptoms of dyslexia.

How to identify dyslexia

Most dyslexics will exhibit traits and behaviors in: Vision, Reading, and Spelling, Hearing and Speech, Writing and Motor Skills, Math and Time Management, Memory and Cognition, and Behavior, Health, Development and Personality.

For a comprehensive list of 37 traits, visit Dyslexia.com.

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