Next week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and I shall be posting something here every day.
First, here is a list of myths about dyslexia. I’ll make sure each one is debunked before the end of the week!
Myth 1: Dyslexia does not exist.
Myth 2: Dyslexia is a “catch all” term.
Myth 3: Intelligence and ability to read are related. So if someone doesn’t read well, they can’t be very bright. Equally, very able children cannot be dyslexic.
Myth 4: People with dyslexia cannot read.
Myth 5: People with dyslexia see things backwards.
Myth 6: Dyslexia is rare.
Myth 7: Dyslexia is a medical diagnosis.
Myth 8: Children outgrow dyslexia.
Myth 9: Dyslexia affects four times more boys than girls.
Myth 10: Any child who reverses letters or numbers has dyslexia.
Myth 11: Every child who struggles with reading is a learner with dyslexia.
Myth 12: Children with dyslexia are just lazy. If only they tried harder…
Thanks to Annalisa Shepherd for the picture.