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The Truth About Dyslexia's Impact on Learning

Updated: Feb 8

Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental disorder where the brain develops and functions in a way that makes processing the written language challenging. Our goal is to share research-based facts that increase awareness.

Myth 1: Dyslexia is a sign of low intelligence. Fact: Research studies, such as one published in the Journal of Pediatrics by Jones et al. (2020), show no correlation between dyslexia and intelligence. Many dyslexic individuals exhibit high intelligence.

Myth 2: Dyslexia only affects reading. Fact: Research by the International Dyslexia Association highlights that dyslexia can affect various language-related skills, including writing, spelling, and speech.

Myth 3: Dyslexia can be outgrown with time. Fact: A long-term study published by the Institute for multi-sensory education demonstrates that dyslexia persists into adulthood. However, early intervention and effective support can significantly improve reading skills.

Myth 4: Dyslexia is rare. Fact: Research published by the British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects approximately 1 in 10 individuals globally, making it far from rare. However, it is still often poorly understood. With the right support, the strengths and talents of dyslexic people can truly shine.

Myth 5: Dyslexia is caused by laziness or lack of effort. Fact: Neuroscience research, including studies conducted at the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, confirms that dyslexia is a neurological condition linked to differences in brain structure and function, not effort or motivation.

Myth 6: Dyslexic individuals see words backwards. Fact: Extensive research from institutions like MIT by Smith et al. (2013) suggests that dyslexia is primarily related to difficulties in phonological processing, not visual perception.

Myth 7: Dyslexic individuals can't succeed academically or professionally. Fact: Research studies, such as those featured in the National Institute for Health, highlight that many dyslexic individuals excel in various fields, underscoring that dyslexia is not a barrier to academic or professional success.

Dyslexia is just a part of who your child is, not the whole story. Our tutoring service is here to support and celebrate their unique journey. Let's chat about how we can tailor our assistance to meet your child's learning needs. Email hello@learningclubs.com

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