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Facts About Dyslexia

Children Today

Developmental Dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterised by difficulty in learning to read. Some dyslexics also may have difficulty in learning to write, to spell and, sometimes, to speak or to work with numbers. The exact cause of dyslexia is not known, but we do know that it affects children who are academically capable, physically and emotionally healthy and who come from good home environments. In fact, many children with dyslexia have the advantages of excellent schools, high mental ability and parents who are well educated and value learning.
Children are subject to a broad range of reading problems, many of which have an identifiable cause. However, a small group of children have difficulty in learning to read for no apparent reason. These children are called dyslexic.

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