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What is Dyslexia?

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Dyslexia is one of the most misunderstood topics today. There are the following myths, just to name a few:

1. It is where one SEES letters reversed; therefore color overlays help.

2. A child with dyslexia will never learn to read if not reading by third grade.


Both myths are wrong.


Why would you give up on a 9 year old child? And belief in the myths can cost a family greatly if the wrong intervention is utilized. As far as when a child with dyslexia can learn to read, the brain has plasticity so any dyslexic can learn to read no matter the age.


To understand more, watch this video by my favorite neuroscientist, Gueneviere Eden. If you ever get the chance to hear her speak, she is phenomenal. She presents her neuroscience in a way we can understand. https://youtu.be/QrF6m1mRsCQ


Five years ago, this was put on youtube. Why are we still thinking that dyslexia is a visual deficiency. https://youtu.be/wp5rJN8Ax-4


https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/video-dyslexia-and-the-brain




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