What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a difference in a person’s brain that makes processing language difficult. It’s not that dyslexics aren’t intelligent - they are often incredibly smart. However, their brains work differently when it comes to language-based tasks like reading, writing and spelling.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is:
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”