Some of the world's most outstanding writers, scientists, artists, performers, athletes, statesmen, and entrepreneurs have been dyslexic.
Dyslexia is a Greek word, meaning "difficulty with words."
- a specific learning disability
- neurological in origin
It is characterized by:
- difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition
- poor spelling and decoding abilities
These difficulties typically result from:
- a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction
Secondary consequences may include:
- problems in reading comprehension
- reduced reading experience
- impeded growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
[International Dyslexia Association]
All people with dyslexia share the above characteristics, yet dyslexia does appear on a continuum from mild to severe.