While many people probably know the term “dyslexia,” far fewer actually have a good understanding of what it involves. In a random unscientific survey of a group of my friends, one person said, “That’s where kids mix their Ds and Bs up, isn’t it?”

There’s a little more to it than that. Dyslexia is often described as a problem with the way the brain processes written information. This causes difficulties with word recognition, which in turn impacts on reading and writing. According to recent research in the United States, between 10 and 15 percent of the populations has dyslexia, yet only 5 percent of those people receive assistance.

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