Dyslexia Myth Debunked: does NOT make you “See Things Backwards”

Dyslexia Myth Debunked: does NOT make you “See Things Backwards”

“Everybody is interested in understanding the root cause of dyslexia, so we can intervene early and do something about it,”   – John Gabrieli; Neuroscientist at Massachussets Institute of Technology.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that adults with dyslexia not only have a hard time reading, but also recognizing voices.

  • Dyslexia is thought to affect between 15-20% of Americans, who can have difficulty reading and writing.  It is a language based condition and is NOT associated with low IQ or vision problems.  In fact, dyslexics tend to have superior visualization skills, and average to above average intelligence.
  • People with dyslexia struggle with “phonological processing” which is the ability to distinguish and manipulate sounds such as /b//a//t/ and blend them to form a word “bat”.
  • Research has shown that children who have good “phonological processing” will be better readers.  This can be identified at a very early age, and can be a predictor of dyslexia.

Children with dyslexia can be identified as early as 6 years old.  Because it is a hereditary condition, if a family member has dyslexia, it is possible that your struggling child may also be dyslexic.  Take our “Dyslexia Warning Signs” checklist and watch our free web video “Could it Be Dyslexia?” to find out if your child may have dyslexia.  Dyslexic students CAN learn to read and write when detected early.  Give us a call at (210) 495-2626 or email info@learningfoundations.com to find out how to get help for your child or loved one.

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One thought on “Dyslexia Myth Debunked: does NOT make you “See Things Backwards”

  1. Thanks for this great post! My son has been part of studies done at the Gabrielli Lab in Cambridge, MA. They are doing wonderful work (in collaboration with Tufts University). Thanks for getting the word out on this confusing disability!

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