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Facts from the International Dyslexia Association:

  • A formal psycho-educational assessment is the only way to confirm a diagnosis of dyslexia.
  • Individuals with dyslexia may have challenges in reading, writing, spelling and note-taking
  • They may have poor time awareness skills
  • They may experience difficulty with rote memory
  • However, they may be good at problem-solving, be creative, observant and have good social empathy skills
  • It can exhibit as letter or word reversals, omissions or substitutions
  • It is more common in males and associated with left-handedness
  • Dyslexia is shown to run in families - genetic
  • Affects individuals with average to above average intelligence
  • Individuals may also have difficulty printing, known as dysgraphia or with numeracy called dyscalculia
  • Individuals have trouble with phonemic awareness - cannot hear the individual sounds that comprise words
  • Students may be mistakenly labelled as disorganized, disinterested, lazy or as slow learners
  • 20% of Canada's population have a learning difference, half of those are specifically dyslexic
  • Those with dyslexia do not "see" words backwards or write them backwards

Individuals with dyslexia and those with other learning differences, benefit greatly from early intervention. However, it is never too late to start!

For more about dyslexia visit the Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA) 

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