Dyslexia Does Not Define Success (Part 2)

Last week’s blog post was the first in a 3 part series featuring incredibly inspirational individuals who are dyslexic. They each had huge struggles with reading in their younger years and some still do.

What does it mean to be dyslexic? Oxford dictionary defines dyslexia as “A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.

Being a general term for disorders, there are many factors that can be playing a role in why an individual may be dyslexic. This is why each dyslexic individual  is unique in terms of what is needed to overcome the reading barrier.

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Dyslexia Does Not Define Success (Part 1)

Oxford dictionary defines dyslexia as “A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.”

With this stated, and knowing dyslexia does NOT affect general intelligence, there still seems to be this common belief out there that, when someone struggles with reading in school, they simply won’t go far in life. Many are even led to believe that if they just tried harder, they would easily be able to read. I do believe that everyone can learn to read. It does, however, need to be approached in the specific manner that works for the individual. I do NOT believe any individual gets behind in reading because of a lack of motivation for learning to read.

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