Busting myths about dyslexia
Myth: If youâ€™re good at school, you canâ€™t have dyslexia
People with dyslexia are hard working and want to succeed. You can have dyslexia and perform well at school. Donâ€™t forget that Albert Einstein had dyslexia and it did not get in the way of his great discoveries!
Myth: If you have dyslexia, youâ€™re not smart.
Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence. It just affects the way you read and write.
Dyslexia doesnâ€™t define you, it is just a part of who you are and how you learn â€“ thatâ€™s all.
Myth: People with dyslexia cannot read.
They are able to read, but reading just requires more effort. They read more slowly than typical readers, but they can certainly read!