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Why Do Some People Struggle to Learn?

The vast majority of people who struggle to learn how to read are Dyslexic. 

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to read, write, and spell proficiently. It is characterized by difficulties in processing and interpreting language, particularly written words. While dyslexia varies in severity and symptoms, it is not related to intelligence or lack of effort.


The estimated prevalence of dyslexia varies, but studies suggest that around 15% of the population may have dyslexia. Despite the prevalence, many individuals with dyslexia go undiagnosed. Many are undiagnosed in countries that lack resources to diagnose children, students, and adults with dyslexia. 40-70% of people in prison struggle to read, undoubtedly, a large portion of this population is dyslexic.



Those who are left undiagnosed often experience difficulty learning in an unsupportive environment and experience stigma, are perceived simply as dumb, or at a minimum have lower standards set for them. These experiences only feedback into a loop of struggle during a dyslexic's path to learning.

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How Has The Understanding of Dyslexia Evolved Over Time?

Timeline Coming Soon

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