What is dyslexia?

• Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin and affects approximately 20% of the population.

• 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.

• People who have dyslexia are of average to above-average intelligence.

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