What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a neurological disorder causing difficulty in acquiring written language. A child or adult with dyslexia will typically have difficulty in reading, spelling and comprehension. Since dyslexia is neurological, it cannot simply be “cured” the way a cold or flu may be cured. Dyslexia is not the result of laziness or lack of effort. Unfortunately, dyslexic students are often accused of laziness or lack of effort by those who do not understand the nature of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is not picked up or suddenly acquired; it is passed on genetically. Usually, if an individual in a family has dyslexia, there will be other individuals in the immediate or extended family who have dyslexia as well. In a family with multiple children and a history of dyslexia, there may be one child with dyslexia. Or, it is also possible that all the children may have dyslexia.

Dyslexia makes the acquisition of written language more difficult, but it can be successfully treated! With dyslexia tutoring from a a qualified tutor, a dyslexic child can learn to read, spell and comprehend what they are reading.

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