Dyslexia is not an illness like malaria, typhoid or such. It is sort of an invisible problem.
Dyslexia isn't rare. IDA indicates that between 10-15% of population have dyslexia. In a class of 45 children, between 4 and 5 have varying degrees of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is different from delayed reading development, which may reflect mental disability or cultural deprivation.
Dyslexia is not a curse.
Dyslexia is not an intellectual problem. There is absolutely no relation between dyslexia and IQ. Dyslexics can have high, middle, or low IQ’s just like the rest of the population.
It is not due to mental retardation, brain damage, or a lack of intelligence
Dyslexia is not laziness: Lack of awareness about the disorder among educators and parents has often resulted in the child being labeled as "lazy, stupid, and dumb". People with dyslexia are not poorly taught, lazy, or stupid.
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