What is Dyslexia?

 

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Dyslexia is a complicated condition, but in simple terms, it is a condition that causes people to have difficulty reading.  It is not contagious but it can run in families.


What are the symptoms?

The symptoms for dyslexia include difficulty reading, spelling and/or writing, writing or seeing letters and numbers backwards or in mirror-image, and difficulties with fine motor skills and coordination.  Not everyone has the same degree of dyslexia, nor does everyone have the same symptoms.  In my family, for example, three of us have dyslexia, but we each have different symptoms (but all of us have difficulty reading).


Is there a cure?

There is no medication for dyslexia, but it can be overcome with practice.  Some therapies have been effective for some people.


Are dyslexics stupid?

Most dyslexics are actually highly intelligent, and they are usually very talented.  They simply have difficulty with certain subjects.