What is Dyslexia

"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."


International Dyslexia Association

We see dyslexia often in our practice and it is far more common than you think. That is why we have provided the definition of the word here.

What is Dyslexia
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You may be asking "why provide a definition for dyslexia" as a resource? Simple answer: because it is far more common and misunderstood than people think. Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success.

With the proper therapy, people with dyslexia can not only overcome this disorder, they can become extremely successful. Thomas Edison, Steven Spielberg and Charles Schwab all have or had dyslexia. If you believe your child has dyslexia, make an appointment with us today. The sooner your child can be diagnosed and put on a treatment plan, the sooner you can see demonstrable results.