Learning to read is one of the most critical skills we can provide young children. Yet, a large number of students in our country struggle to achieve reading standards and dyslexia is the cause of many reading difficulties.
Although the term is commonly-recognized, there are also some misconceptions about what dyslexia is — and what it isn't. Test your knowledge about dyslexia (and maybe learn something new!) with our "Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?" quiz below.
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