#InfographicFriday: What It's Like to Be Dyslexic
Posted by Dee Cater on June 24, 2016 in categoryFacts & Research

#InfographicFriday: What It's Like to Be Dyslexic

#InfographicFriday is a blog series where we share an interesting infographic related to literacy and education on the last Friday of every month.

Dyslexia is a chronic learning disorder that makes it hard to read. It is commonly categorized as a “learning disability” and affects 20% of the U.S. population, making it the most common learning difficulty, according to the Dyslexia Center of Utah.

From our experience and that of our members, it is not uncommon to have a low literate adult seek the help of an adult literacy program to then learn that they have dyslexia or another learning difficulty. In fact, 74% of children with dyslexia who are not diagnosed by second grade will go undiagnosed well into adulthood. It’s critical that adult learners are properly diagnosed and that tutors are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help students succeed.

The following infographic by GOOD and Project Literacy explains what a dyslexic learner experiences while reading and offers tips and tools that may make reading easier.


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What It's Like to Be Dyslexic infographic


  • J. Ryan 2 years 145 days ago
    Dyslexia, if it exists, is a SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT (SLI). It is not a visual impairment. There is no evidence to support these visual illusions. Phonemics, phonemics, phonemics, people. Teach the associations between speech sounds and print. Stop the misconceptions.

    • Dee Cater 2 years 139 days ago
      Thank you for your comment!

      For this specific infographic, there were studies done by the makers of Dyslexie. I'll paste the URL below.


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