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What is Dyslexia?

A very simple definition of dyslexia is that it is a specific learning difficulty which 

 

makes it hard for some people to learn to read, write and spell correctly.(1)

 
 
● The International Dyslexia Association has provided a fact sheet with more information on dyslexia.
 
●  Click here to see a list of the warning signs of dyslexia.
 
The Positive Side of Dyslexia
 

There are many strengths that come with having a mind that works differently.  People with dyslexia will have strengths in some of the following areas:

There are many strengths that come with having a mind that works differently.  People with dyslexia will have strengths in some of the following areas:
 
 
 
creative
 artistic 
 athletic skill
 curiosity
  imaginative
 musical ability
understanding concepts/able to grasp the big picture
hands-on/mechanical  talents
 listening comprehension
 abstract thinking
 people skills/intuitition
 3-D visual thinking
 
 
Click to link to Bright Solutions for Dyslexia's pages on the
strengths of dyslexics and famous people with dyslexia.
 
 
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(1) http://www.dyslexia.ie/
 (2) http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/41778.html
  (3) http://www.dys-add.com/dyslexia.html#anchorDefinition
 (4) Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf
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