I often have parents ask me if I think their child “has Dyslexia.” Tonight, I found a site that does a good job of explaining what Dyslexia is and where it comes from and how to help overcome it. Lots of great information here!
Unfortunately, dyslexia is a term that is loosely applied to explain all reading difficulties. The word is a Greek term “dys” (meaning poor) and “lexia” (meaning words). The term therefore means “difficulty with words”.
The statement, “My child can’t read because he is “dyslexic” is the equivalent of stating, “My child can’t read because he is poor with words!” This statement describes the problem at hand but offers no explanation as to the cause.