Common Myths about Dyslexia *

Dyslexia is rare: Dyslexia accounts for 80 90% of all learning disabilities
Dyslexia will prevent your child from succeeding: Your child should succeed not despite having dyslexia, but because of it.
Dyslexics are learning disabled: Dyslexics can also be learning disabled but usually they only become learning disabled because of ineffective teaching. It is a learning style that requires a multi-sensory teaching method in order to overcome reading struggles.
It is difficult to diagnose: It is easy once we know what we are looking for.
Reading difficulties disappear with age: Not if its dyslexia.
Repeating a school grade can remove dyslexia: To do more of the same that made you fail in the first place.
Dyslexia is limited to those who reverse letters or numbers: Only 10% of dyslexics reverse letters.
Dyslexia is caused by parents who do not read to their children: Some parents read often to their children, some are writers, own book shops, are translators
Dyslexia cannot be diagnosed until a child is in third-grade: It should be diagnosed in kindergarten.
Only a psychologist can assess individuals with Dyslexia: Only if he has received training in the assessment of people with dyslexia.
You must be Dyslexic to use a multi-sensory reading program: Any child who struggles with reading will greatly benefit by using a multi-sensory language re-education program.
*information list courtesy of the Canadian Dyslexia Association