What We Know About Dyslexia
Illiteracy is at an all time high in our nation. NIH scientific research has shown that 20% of the population struggles with reading and spelling. The National Institutes of Health has stated that the most common cause of this difficulty is dyslexia. It is inherited and its effects range from mild to severe. One does not outgrow it.
Dyslexia is the leading cause of reading failure and school dropout in our nation and is the most commonly shared characteristic of the juvenile justice offenders. Reading failure caused by dyslexia is highly preventable through direct, explicit instruction in phonemic instruction. Early intervention is essential before failure begins to occur. Dyslexia is identifiable with 92% accuracy at ages 5 ½ to 6 ½.