Dyslexia Criticism

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For Children

Jimmy's Story: Jimmy was a 10 year old boy who had done well in school through the third
grade. Once he got the fourth grade he was having trouble following the readings as fast
as the other children could. He was mixing up words and confusing letters. He was very
upset so he told his mom and she decided to check out what was happening. She took Jimmy
to the doctor and the doctor had Jimmy take some tests and the doctor discovered that
Jimmy had dyslexia. This didn't mean that Jimmy was stupid, it just meant that he had
trouble reading certain words. Jimmy would have to see a special teacher to fix his

Facts about dyslexia:

1.Children who are dyslexic are not stupid
2. Dyslexic is a word used to describe children who have trouble putting words together or spelling
3. Although many people may think so, dyslexic people do not see things backwards.
4. Many dyslexic children seem to have good creative skills like drawing, painting or playing a musical instrument.
5. Dyslexia can have more of an affect on one person than it does another or it may have
less of an affect on one person or the other.

6. Experts think that 10% of all children have some degree of dyslexia and only 4% have a
really bad case of dyslexia. This means that if you have dyslexia, you are not the only
one. There are many other children who work with dyslexia everyday.

7. No two dyslexic children are alike. Children who have dyslexia are just like everyone
else except they have to work through their reading and writing a little harder.

8. Many famous people have worked through dyslexia for example: Thomas Edison, the
inventor of the light bulb; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Woodrow
Wilson, President of the United States of America.(1)

Causes of dyslexia:

There is no real answer for the cause of dyslexia. Dyslexia is not contagious so you can't
get it from someone else, it is not in something that you eat and it is not a cough or the
flu so it won't hurt you if you have it. Doctors think that dyslexia runs in families, so
it might get passed down from your mom or dad when you are born.(1)

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