I was surprised to learn about what dyslexia does to your brain. People with dyslexia have trouble spelling, reading, memorizing and following directions, but they have normal intelligence. This is not a disease you can catch; it is something you are born with. The good news is that many people with dyslexia are also very creative and talented. Some famous people with this condition are Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Will Smith and Orlando Bloom. They somehow overcame their troubles with dyslexia, but students today can get a lot of help from the school system. Students can have access to specially trained tutors and reading specialists, or can get extra time on tests and books on tape to help with reading assignments. I think this article shows that people with dyslexia shouldn’t feel limited in what they can do. They can accomplish as much as anyone else, with the right help.
How would you feel if you had dyslexia? Would you help someone who had dyslexia?