Did you know this about dyslexia:
- That Dyslexia is the most common learning disability (well, I dislike that word, as it’s really a learning difference) and 70 – 80 % of children in Special Ed are dyslexic?
…..Yet I still have to find a Special Ed unit that teaches dyslexics in the way they learn best, instead of trying to correct their phonic difficulties.
- That the dyslexic brain is larger and more creative than the average brain?
…..yet the fact that they process language using the right side of the brain – while non-dyslexic readers use the left side of the brain – doesn’t seem to warrant a different way of teaching them to read, just more hard work and repetition.
- That 11 % of the population is left-handed and the majority of them are dyslexic?
……yet I have still found that far more than 50 % of my dyslexic clients are right-handed.
- That a Yale study has found that the ratio between dyslexia in boys and girls is roughly 50/50?
…..yet in Autism there are more boys than girls affected.