Who is affected by dyslexia?

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability. About 5 out of 100 school-age children in the United States have dyslexia.1 Because it's a lifelong problem, adults are affected by it too.

Citations

  1. Shapiro B, et al. (2007). Specific learning disabilities. In ML Batshaw et al., eds., Children with Disabilities, 6th ed., chap. 25, pp. 367–385. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

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