Dyslexia is the most common disability affecting young learners today, with 5 to 20 percent of the student population affected, say some studies.

Dyslexic learners struggle in school and often do not receive the help they need due to a lack of educator and parental awareness. In order to reverse the negative academic trajectory these students often face, awareness is a crucial first step in helping learners get the help they need.

The following true/false quiz addresses many of the common myths and misunderstandings surrounding the learning disability. See how you score on this awareness test!

Questions:

1. Dyslexia is a disease.

2. Dyslexia can be cured.

3. Dyslexic individuals can acquire reading and literacy skills at any age.

4. Dyslexic individuals have a limited capacity for learning.

5. Writing words and numbers backwards is an early sign of dyslexia.

6. Dyslexia is often associated with difficulty in solving problems.

Take this short #dyslexia #quiz to measure your awareness!

7. Dyslexia is hereditary.

8. There are upsides to dyslexia.

9. At its core, dyslexia is a disability associated with vision problems.

10. Dyslexic learners are protected by federal law.

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About the Author:

Judith Bliss is the founder and CEO of MindPlay, Inc.(mail@mindplay.com), an online solution for dyslexic and struggling readers, and for all readers looking to increase fluency.