4 Myths of Dyslexia

It’s pretty much common knowledge that dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent reading. But why do so many educators and parents avoid using the word dyslexia to describe a child struggling to read? This is a timely question since October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education reminded schools that they can use the term dyslexia to describe reading difficulties and poor spelling problems. However, educators skirt around the issue and parents sometimes avoid asking the right questions. So, the best way to bring dyslexia to the forefront of minds of educators and parents is to unravel some myths that people still hold onto about dys

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