Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading, caused by a difference in the way the brain processes information.

People with this condition have problems recognizing words, spelling, and understanding what they read. Some have trouble hearing the differences in letter sounds, like m and n, or seeing the differences in similar letters, like b, d, p, and q.

Dyslexia, like all learning differences, doesn't mean a kid is dumb or lazy. Help with note-taking, extra time for tasks, books-on-tape, and special classes in school can help.

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