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10 Commonly Unknown Facts About Dyslexia

1. Dyslexia is hereditary. Children with a dyslexic parent have a 50% chance of inheriting the disability.

2. Dyslexia affects on 1 in every 5 people in America.

3. Reading disabilities are estimated to comprise 80% of all learning disabilities.

4. 40% of individuals with dyslexia have the coexisting condition, ADD or ADHD.

5. Children are usually not identified as having a reading disability until the 3rd or 4th grade.

6. Children with dyslexia can be diagnosed as early as 5 years old.

7. Phonemic awareness is different from phonics and is the core and causal reason for reading problems.

8. Poor spelling ability is a symptom of dyslexia. Spelling has nothing to do with intelligence. Agatha Christie, Albert Einstein, and Ernest Hemingway were all horrible spellers!

9. Dyslexia is not a vision problem.

10. Individuals with dyslexia often have superior strengths in people skills, music, art, sports, creativity, visual perceptual skills, and critical thinking skills.

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