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Dyslexia’s Silver Lining

When I was in third grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Few teachers were aware of dyslexia, and even fewer had training on how to help dyslexic students. I did not receive accommodations until my sophomore year of college. My parents did not fully understand dyslexia. My mother was a teacher and did […]

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom it is applied. So what is wrong with the term “dyslexia”? No-one is denying the reality of […]

Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and spelling. But it is more than this, and can affect people in many different ways. It is generally accepted that underlying neurological aspects, such as slight differences in brain structure, can change the way that dyslexic people […]

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties – and it affects up to 10% of Australians. A reader with dyslexia may have difficulty in reading unusual […]