It is estimated that twenty percent of the population struggles with dyslexia, a language-based disorder that interferes with people's ability to take in, process, and produce information. Recent titles, such My Dyslexia, written by award-winning poet Philip Schultz about his life-long battle with this disorder, show that people with dyslexia can be very successful and might even enjoy advantages. Schultz did not learn to read until he was 11 but went on to win the Pulitzer Prize--a reminder to parents, students, and teachers that not only can people with learning disabilities be successful but also that taking longer to learn is not a sign of future impairment. There are other recent titles that help parents and teachers understand how to help students with dyslexia and that remind them that students with this disorder can go on to be successful. Learn more about resources to help students with dyslexia.
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