October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Did you know?

Dyslexia is a difference in how the brain develops and it impacts how children learn to read, write and spell. It is estimated that 10% of the population have dyslexia and it ranges from mild to severe. Dyslexia is THE MOST common learning disability.
People with dyslexia are often very intelligent, even gifted.  Their brains simply process language differently and need to be taught reading and writing using different strategies.  
Some of the most brilliant minds of our time have been known to have dyslexia: Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and John Lennon, to mention only a few. Many famous actors, athlete, and musicians have dyslexia.  Celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Magic Johnson, Kiera Knightly, Mohammad Ali, Justin Timberlake, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise and Orlando Bloom are just a few names you may recognize.
People with Dyslexia often enjoy and excel at solving puzzles. They also have excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them. People with dyslexia often have a better sense of spatial relationships and better use of their right brain. People with Dyslexia have excellent thinking skills in the areas of conceptualization, reason, imagination, and abstraction. They also have a strong ability to see concepts with a "big picture" perspective. People with Dyslexia are adept to excellence in areas not dependent on reading and typically have a large spoken vocabulary for their age.


To learn more about dyslexia click here.