Fact Students and adults with dyslexia do learn to read. It may require a great amount of effort to learn and they may not ever achieve the same level of fluency as other readers. It is imperative that these students receive proper instructions and remediation for reading.
People with dyslexia can be extremely talented and creative.
Fact In fact, Yale University has a research center named the Yale Centre for Dyslexia and Creativity. It is thought that at a very young age these individuals develop creative ways to read words and sentences and think “outside the box.” Recent research has shown that a high percentage of entrepreneurs have dyslexia. It is not known whether people with dyslexia are naturally creative or whether the creativity comes from the extra work they must do to overcome their dyslexia.
Dyslexia can be cured.
Myth Although it is true that the impact of dyslexia is less severe once a person is no longer in an academic environment, dyslexia is a life long disorder. A person does not stop having dyslexia nor does it dissipate with time.
Students with dyslexia have below average intelligence.
Myth In fact, assessment of intelligence is one of the main criteria for determining a diagnosis of a learning disability. All students with dyslexia have average or above average intelligence.