Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. All across the country, communities will be making efforts to spotlight a range of dyslexic needs, struggles, and signs.

Dyslexia is one of the most common language-based learning disabilities. Between 5-10% of the population is estimated to have dyslexia while 70-80% of those with reading difficulties are likely to have some form of dyslexia. Although the causes of it are varied and not fully known, scientists believe that there are genetic components predisposing certain individuals for dyslexia. We can identify the children who are at risk for learning to read, spell, and write as early as preschool. Signs of dyslexia may manifest themselves early on through difficulties in spoken language, and then in reading, writing, and spelling. While it is true that the earlier we can intervene, the better; it is also never too late to get help! 

This month, students and educators across the nation are raising awareness about the struggles associated with dyslexia. It occurs in a variety of demographics ranging all intelligence levels and those diagnosed are often left with many questions concerning the effects and the resources available for improvement. By recognizing the significant educational implications of this learning difference, there is more opportunity to ensure early diagnosis and intervention for dyslexics. Discover more at http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/answers/faq.