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Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.
Dyslexics have a strong ability to see the “big picture”.
50% of people with Dyslexia are left handed. 50% of people with Dyslexia are right handed. BUT, only 11% of the total population is left handed.
The Dyslexic brain is actually larger, and typically much more creative, than the average brain.
A study at Yale found that the ratio of girls to boys with Dyslexia is roughly the same.
The word Dyslexia comes from two Greek words: Dys; which means difficulty, and lexis; which refers to language or words.
Dyslexia was first described in 1896 by Dr. W. Pringle Morgan in Sussex, England. “Percy F., age 14, has always been a bright and intelligent boy, quick at games, and in no way inferior to others of his age. His great difficulty has been – and is now – his inability to learn to read.”
About 70-80% of children who are placed in special education for learning disabilities are Dyslexic.
Those with Dyslexia use only the right side of the brain to process language, while non-dyslexics use three areas on the left side of the brain to process language.
Children have a 50% chance of having Dyslexia if one parent has it. And a 100% chance if both parents have it.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 15% of the population has Dyslexia.
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