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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of children. Those diagnosed with dyslexia have trouble connecting sounds to letter symbols. This affects the way children with dyslexia learn to read and spell.

What is Dyslexia?

The primary symptoms of dyslexia are:

* problems learning the letter names and sounds

* difficulty in reading single words, such as words on flashcards or in a list

* lack of fluency when reading

* reading slowly with many mistakes

* difficulty with learning to spell

Dyslexia is called a specific learning disability.

* it makes it difficult to do well in school

* it may qualify a student for extra support in the classroom, special accommodations (e.g., exempt from reading aloud in class), or special education services