Let’s get straight to the point. Dyslexia is a learning disability. Someone with dyslexia may have challenges in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing but that doesn’t mean that they have challenges with intelligence.
Understood.org understands that there are a lot of myths that surround dyslexia, a few include:
Myth #1: Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia.
Myth #2: Dyslexia doesn’t show up until elementary school.
Myth #3: Kids with dyslexia just need to try harder to read.
Myth #4: Dyslexia goes away once kids learn to read.
Myth #5: Dyslexia is a vision problem.
Myth #6: Kids who don’t speak English can’t have dyslexia.
Myth #7: Dyslexia is caused by not reading enough at home.
Understood.org has also put together a very informative article, What is Dyslexia? It is a great read on what it is, the signs and symptoms and how dyslexia is diagnosed. There are even a few videos to watch, each helpful and informative.