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Dyslexia? It's only a word, not a sentence

Dyslexia is an information-processing problem in the brain that makes it difficult to interpret language and symbols, such as letters. It runs in families. But it doesn't have to limit a child's future success and happiness.

Many experts refer to dyslexia as a: "specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by 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 and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge."

Well, dyslexia is not that at all! It is a learning difference -- not a learning disability.

Several famous people with dyslexia are: Jay Leno, Cher, John Lennon, Tom Cruise, Prince Charles, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mozart, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein, are just a few high achievers who have struggled with dyslexia.

A lot of them had something in common,
They had someone who believed in them.



Chances for Success are greater if DYSLEXIC Children are treated Early

If the Scottish Rite Learning Centre can get dyslexic children through their

formative years with their self esteem still intact, the sky is the limit.

Not long ago, conventional wisdom was to wait

until age 8 to begin testing a child for dyslexia.

Things have changed!

Studies show it's possible to identify children as young as 3 who are at risk for dyslexia,

and the chance of a child succeeding is much greater if they receive early treatment.