10 Dyslexia Facts You Need to Know


  1. dyslexia10Dyslexia is a language based difficulty in reading, writing, and spelling.
  2. Dyslexia is a result of brain differences in the wiring for reading and writing.
  3. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, occuring in up to 20% of the general population.
  4. The window of opportunity to rewire the brain closes in third grade. Early intervention, STARTING AS EARLY AS PRESCHOOL, is critical to becoming a skilled reader.
  5. Without appropriate instruction prior to third grade, 74% of individuals with dyslexia will continue to struggle with reading, writing, and spelling throughout high school and into adulthood.
  6. Direct, systematic, sequential, multisensory instruction is required to rewire the brain for reading.
  7. Dyslexia occurs across all races, ethnicities, intellectual, and socioeconomic levels.
  8. Dyslexia is often inherited. If a parent has dyslexia, there is a 40% chance their child will also have dyslexia.
  9. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives.

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