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The exact causes of dyslexia are not completely clear, but anatomical and brain imagery studies show differences in the way the brain of a person with dyslexia develops and functions.

Common MisconceptionsDyslexics do not "see words/letters backwards."People with dyslexia do not have lower intelligence.Dyslexia is not caused by outside forces. It's a genetic, brain disorder.

For parents, your child's diagnosis of dyslexia can be overwhelming. You want to know what it is and how to help. This resource is designed to give a general overview of dyslexia, dispel common misconceptions, and connect you with helpful resources.

So your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia ...

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterized by trouble with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, decoding skills, spelling, and other reading and language processes.

What is dyslexia?

What causes dyslexia?

More Resources:Support for parents of children with dyslexiaInternational Dyslexia Association website10 Things You Need To Know*click the words to link to outside websites!

Listen to Piper speak about her experiences living with dyslexia.

The Today Show reports on dyslexia.

Yes! If children who have dyslexia receive effective phonological awareness and phonics training when they are young and receive structured, high quality literacy instruction throughout their schooling.

Can children who have dyslexia learn to read?

References"Frequently Asked Questions" eida.org"Myths & Truths About Dyslexia" The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity http://dyslexia.yale.edu/Myths.html "Dyslexia and Entrepreneurs" The Today Show accessed through YouTube"Overcoming Dyslexia" Youth TED Talk accessed through You Tubegraphic: "Positive Characteristics of People Who Have Dyslexia" accessed through Pinterest


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