There are many common myths and misconceptions about Dyslexia. We wanted to play a little myth busters game, and bring you 7 of the many common Myths about Dyslexia:
1. Dyslexia is a “Gift”
There may be some rare cases where a dyslexic child enjoys their daily struggles with reading, but we haven’t talked to any parents claiming this to be true. ChromaGen Lenses are worn by folks who just can’t take their challenges with reading any longer.
2. Dyslexia is ONLY When People Reverse Letters
Dyslexia is extremely complex and people may suffer in a number of ways. For instance, while one person may notice the words floating off the page, another person might see words that are blurry. Symptoms can be different for each person.
3. People With Dyslexia are Stupid
There is no link between dyslexia and IQ. In fact, there are a number of highly successful folks who were dyslexic, including Albert Einstein and Charles Schwab. People with Dyslexia are intelligent and have the potential for amazing success in life, however, it’s important they receive the help and attention they need.
4. Dyslexia is Not Common
Millions of people are suffering from symptoms associated with Dyslexia, and that’s just in the United States. Here’s an article we wrote about the massive amount of people that have dyslexia.
5. Only Boys are Dyslexic
False! Absolutely, false. While boys are more commonly referred for help from their teachers, this could be because of their boredom in the classroom and resulting rambunctiousness.
6. Dyslexia Can be Outgrown
Unfortunately, this is also false. While the longer one suffers, they may develop coping strategies and learn how to best handle their symptoms of dyslexia, dyslexics do suffer for life.
7. Dyslexics are Lazy
False. Dyslexics are far from lazy, in fact, their brain may be working up to 5 harder than other children doing the same task. This results in frustration and exhaustion, which leaves them giving up on their task before the other children.
What other some other popular myths about dyslexia that you know of?