Essay by evildollieHigh School, 12th gradeA+, April 2004

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My tep is maned pots. He si a doog do88i3. If you are wondering what those two statements were they read, "My pet is named spot. He is a good doggie." This is what a dyslexic would see if given that sentence to read. Dyslexia is a learning disability that directly affects one's ability to read but flipping words or letters around often making it difficult to read and/or comprehend a simple sentence such as the one shown previously. Dyslexia comes from the Latin root -dys meaning difficulty and the Greek root -lexia meaning reading hence the definition difficulty reading. It is known that people know little or nothing about dyslexia however this research will educate people on what dyslexia is and factors that impact a person with this disability. This paper will aim to educate people that dyslexia does not discriminate, dyslexic children often experience frustration in performing everyday tasks and that there are ways to overcome or control dyslexia.

In trying to understand dyslexia one must know that dyslexia is a genetic disorder. Dyslexia does not discriminate. An individual's race, gender, appearance, culture, religion or social status has nothing to do with why he/she has dyslexia. The only factor that plays into whether or not someone is dyslexic is if somewhere down the line a family member had it. Many people have dyslexia and do not know where they got it. However they understand that they weren't hand picked out of a crowd and given this disorder.

One who has dyslexia due to genetics often experiences frustration. A dyslexic student experiences frustration in school and in everyday life. A dyslexic has trouble with performing what some may consider the simple task of reading. There are works to be read everywhere whether one is in school, at the store,