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.