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Dyslexia Learning Strategies

Quick tips for time management, studying, test taking, and tools you can use.

Infographic from the Montana Office of Public Instruction

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This infographic is provided by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and is intended to be shared with parents, students, and community members to help increase awareness. 

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  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.
  • Dyslexia is not a disease. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability.
  • Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties.
  • It is estimated that 15% to 20% of the population as a whole may have symptoms of dyslexia.
  • 80% of those receiving special education are individuals with dyslexia.
  • Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence.
  • The causes of dyslexia are neurobiological and genetic.
  • About 30% to 40% of students with dyslexia have a family history of dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia affects males and females nearly equally.
  • With proper diagnosis, appropriate instruction, hard work, and support from family, teachers, friends, and others, individuals with dyslexia can succeed in school and later as working adults—and even thrive. 
  • There is no cure for dyslexia; individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. You do not grow out of dyslexia.
  • It’s possible to have dyslexia and read above basic reading levels.
  • Dyslexia affects some of our most brilliant minds. Famous dyslexics include: Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Whoopie Goldberg, Cher.