Dyslexia is a learning disability (LD) that makes it difficult to read, write, and speak accurately and fluently. Some estimates suggest as many as 15% to 20% of Canadians have dyslexia—and about 4-5 students in every classroom struggle with reading and writing.
Dyslexia is a neurological disorder. We don't understand the precise cause of it, but studies have revealed that the brains of people with dyslexia actually develop and function differently.
This learning disability equally affects people of all genders, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and is genetically inherited.