By: Jeremy, Ginger, Jess, and Cadie
Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects how the brain interprets letters and words.
The background of dyslexia:
Dyslexia is a learning disability. Dyslexia is when people have difficulty learning to read, even though they are smart enough to learn. It comes from the Greek words "dys", which means impaired and "lexis", which means language. It is hereditary, so it can be passed down from family members. Dyslexia does not mean you are dumb. Most individuals who have dyslexia have average or above average intelligence.