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7 Common Myths about Dyslexia

18.10.2021 | 1:13 pm
Common Myths about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a condition classified by learning difficulties, especially when reading, writing, or interpreting words or symbols. In general, this disorder doesn’t affect intelligence as a whole, however, children with this condition might find conventional learning methods difficult.

There are several myths surrounding Dyslexia. They are as follows:

Myth #1

A common misconception is that children with Dyslexia read and write letters backward and that this is the primary sign of dyslexia. It is merely a myth and not a fact.

Myth #2

Another myth is that dyslexia doesn’t affect children until elementary school. However, the truth is that it simply doesn’t become as apparent until elementary school and can occur much sooner.

Myth #3

You often have people seeing that children affected with dyslexia need to try harder to read. However, it’s not about trying hard but about the condition at large which hinders them from comprehending certain words.

Myth #4

There is a misconception that Dyslexia goes away in adulthood or once a child learns how to read. This is a myth as Dyslexia continues for life but the way it affects a person’s day-to-day life varies upon therapy.

Myth #5

Many people tend to think that Dyslexia is a vision problem but it’s in fact a learning disability and has nothing to do with your vision.

Myth #6

Dyslexia affects children of any language, not only those who speak English. Language comprehension and understanding symbols is universal.

Myth #7

Some people are of the opinion that if your child doesn’t read enough, they will get dyslexia. This is untrue. The amount a child reads has nothing to do with their diagnosis.

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