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"helping children with Dyslexia"
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ABOUT DYSLEXIA


Dyslexia is a neurologically based, often familial, disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language.
Varying in degree of severity, it is manifested by difficulties in receptive and expressive language, including the system of processing sounds in language (phonology)
in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and sometimes arithmetic.
Emotional disturbances and behavioural difficulties are often secondary results. Dyslexia is not a result of lack of motivation, sensory impairment,
inadequate instructional or environmental opportunities, or other limiting conditions, but may occur together with these conditions.
Although dyslexia is lifelong, individuals with dyslexia frequently respond successfully to timely and appropriate remediation.

Quotation from The International Dyslexia Association


- Dyslexia is a common learning difference that can be overcome.

- Fifteen percent of our population has some degree of dyslexia.

- Dyslexia is not a result of lack of intellect or motivation; many people with dyslexia have above average intelligence.

- Dyslexia makes learning difficult – Reading, writing, math, speaking, and comprehension can all be affected.

- Children with dyslexia are often frustrated, acting out and losing self-esteem.

- Dyslexia is not curable – but it can be overcome.