What is Dyslexia?

I am often asked,” So what is it that you do?" I mention dyslexia and Dyslexia Pros. Nine times out of ten I hear in response, "Oh, so your kids see words backwards?" I kindly and ever so politely respond in a way to educate the person I'm speaking with about what dyslexia really is.

So the big question is: What is dyslexia?

Our personal definition of dyslexia is that it is an attribute that is often identified by an unexpected difficulty with written and spoken language.

Many organizations and people have their own definition for what dyslexia is. Here are a couple of those:

The International Dyslexia Association states, " Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.