To raise awareness and dispel misconceptions, here are a few facts and statistics about Dyslexia.
It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability or disorder that includes poor word reading, word decoding, oral reading fluency and spelling
Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels
Dyslexia has nothing to do with not working hard enough
Dyslexics may struggle with organizational skills, planning and prioritizing, keeping time, concentrating with background noise.
Dyslexis may excel at connecting ideas, thinking out of the box, 3D thinking, seeing the big picture
People with dyslexia excel or even gifted in areas of art, computer science, design, drama, electronics, math, mechanics, music, physics, sales and sports
Many famous people are dyslexic including: Orlando Bloom, Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Spielberg, Kiera Knightley. Albert Einstein and Patrick Dempsey
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