Dyslexic Kids & Adults

So you’re dyslexic. You know what that means in your daily life—reading is a slog, words don’t always come easily, and your mind is often several paces ahead of your ability to articulate what you’re thinking. You’re also unlikely to win your school’s spelling bee.

But you should also know this: You’re not stupid. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence. In fact, it is defined as an unexpected difficulty in reading in relation to a person’s higher level of intelligence. Often dyslexics are the ones to solve the problem because they don’t think like everyone else.

You have every potential to succeed in life. If you need some inspiration, just check out the Successful Dyslexics section on this website.

In this section of the website, you’ll get practical tips about accommodations and resources that will allow you to show what you’re capable of; you’ll learn from others about their strategies for managing and overcoming dyslexia; and you’ll see why a dyslexia diagnosis has the potential to open up, rather than stifle, opportunity.

On Being Dyslexic

Sometimes very smart people have great difficulty reading because they have dyslexia. Learn why, how and what it means for you.

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College Planning

For dyslexic students, navigating college is a very different experience than high school. You need to actively seek out support services and identify yourself as dyslexic.

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Learning is not a game with set rules. You can take any path you want to get to the finish line

– Allison Schwartz, Ph. D. candidate

When it Gets Better

At The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity’s Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative event in New Haven, Conn., our student panel shared advice for other dyslexic students.

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