Dyslexia is one of the most common conditions to affect school age children. It is estimated that between 5%-10% of children between 5-20 years of age meet criteria for the disorder.
Developmental dyslexia, or specific reading disability, is a disorder in which children with normal intelligence and sensory abilities show learning deficits for reading. However, while this is a disorder that is very easy to define and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Reading is an essential skill in our school systems. Children are taught to read in first and second grade; however, by the third grade children are expected to learn new information from what they read and children who have difficulties in reading will begin to suffer in all subjects if left untreated.