Could My Child Have Dyslexia?

Separate Fact from Fiction!

Contrary to a popular myth, research shows that dyslexia affects just as many girls as boys. Parents are often told to wait, but testing can accurately determine dyslexia in children as young as age 5.

To answer that question, you first need to arm yourself with solid information. Many misconceptions about dyslexia and early reading difficulties in children abound, depending on who you talk to. Some people think dyslexia is simply a catch-all term for any problem with reading. Some will say it's a medical condition and must be diagnosed by a doctor. And some out there still think dyslexia is simply seeing words backwards! However, none of these myths are true.  

Dyslexia is in fact a specific, neurological-based learning disability that affects up to 20% of the population in some form. It has been researched since the 1980's by the National Institutes of Health as part of an extensive study of learning disabilities. You can read about what we now know about dyslexia, based on these studies. 

If you are wondering, "Could my child have dyslexia?", the first place for any concerned parent to begin is by looking at the Signs of Dyslexia.  If your child exhibits several of these signs, this could be a key indicating factor.  Then read through the following links for helpful, ACCURATE information!

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