Why Dyslexic Children Struggle to Read

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Written by David Morgan, a Clonlara School guest blogger affiliated with Easyread.com (***Clonlara School does not endorse or recommend any product/service in connection with this author***)

It is estimated that up to 10% of the general population struggles with dyslexia. Some studies call that a conservative estimate, with many more people struggling to read and spell.

What’s going on in the brain that causes this difficulty?

First we have to understand what we mean by dyslexia. Dyslexia is a term that defines a type of brain. The dyslexic brain has a combination of strengths and weaknesses, just like a conventional brain. This specific brain type often gives the dyslexic great visual-spatial abilities, but also tends to lead towards reading and spelling difficulty.

The neurology of the reading process can reveal areas of weakness for dyslexics. By understanding the neurological processes at work, it is easier to find a solution to…

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  1. Hi Fiona, thanks for stopping by my blog, it led me to yours. My middle son, now a teenager, is dyslexic and I remember those days of early reading. The frustration on both our parts was incredible. We’ve worked through it with lots of tutoring in coping mechanisms for dyslexics and now he actually reads for pleasure. Not fast mind you, but he reads!

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