Dyslexia Is The Most Common Of The Language Based Learning Disabilities

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If you walk into a high school in the United States one in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common of the language based learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a disorder that affects how people read interpret words, letters and other symbols but it does not affect the overall general intelligence of a person. “Having a specific learning disability in reading can impact many aspects of a child 's life. Not only does a student have to have good reading skills to make progress in Language Arts, reading is required to learn and communicate knowledge in all academic subjects. Reading is required to be a functioning member of society, as well. As a result, a specific learning disability in reading can impact students well into their adult lives. When a student struggles in school, their confidence and social relationships can also be impacted. Having any disability impacts children across many domains both inside and outside of the school setting.” Kelsey Beard, a school psychologist at Kings Mountain High School. Although someone may have troubles in these areas of learning it does not necessarily mean they have dyslexia they could just have more trouble than others. Doctors and Parents are too quick to in thinking someone has dyslexia which is why dyslexia is overdiagnosed.
People diagnosed with dyslexia could just have a harder time in learning certain things than others not because they are dyslexic.…

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