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Almost all children reverse letters when they’re first learning to read and write. Children with dyslexia might not outgrow this behavior as quickly as their peers, but reading and writing backwards is not the basis of dyslexia.
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There’s not a single language area in the brain — different parts take care of different jobs.
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There are thousands of different languages in the world. Does dyslexia affect all of them the same way?
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A typeface seeks to ease some of the challenges people with dyslexia face when reading.
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A rare brain disorder can entirely change the way you speak.
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A conversation with a friend may feel effortless but your brain is hard at work listening to your friend, deciding how to respond, and selecting the words to use. Learn more in this video which took second place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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An estimated 8 to 10 percent of children in the U.S. have some form of learning disability involving difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These problems often occur in people with normal or even high intelligence.
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One of the most prominent human abilities is language, a complex system involving many components, including sensory-motor functions and memory systems.
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