Thursday, September 23

Dyslexia: 10 false myths about this disorder

  • Llorenç Andreu
  • The Conversation*


Detecting dyslexia as early as possible is very important.

Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects learning to read and, fundamentally, reading speed and accuracy. One in fourteen children has this disorder.

Therefore, it is very common in our classrooms. It is also one of the most widely known disorders in society in general. However, there is a set of false myths about its nature, characteristics and intervention.

Next we are going to review them and try to shed a little light on their certainty:

1. Family history of dyslexics, dyslexic child

Having a family history does not determine that the child will have dyslexia, but it does predispose him / her. Therefore, if a child has a history, it should be followed from the beginning of Early Childhood Education in order to detect and intervene as soon as possible.

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