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According to "them", at least fifteen percent of the population is affected to some extent by a "learning disability" stemming from dyslexia. I believe that dyslexia and "learning disabilities" are the by-product or side effect of free thinking, the process of those who think freely and without boundaries.

Dyslexia was originally defined by Dr. Rudolph Berlin of Stuttgart in the late eighteen hundreds. He stated that dyslexia was "a specific difficulty in the interpretation of symbols." "Dys" means "difficulty and "lexia" means "words". Today, dyslexia is often used as an umbrella-term, a buzzword for the many faces of learning difficulties and learning differences.

Learning differences.

For the most part, dyslexia is a developmental learning disability. It is recognized in children who learn one way and are taught another. This can eventually affect many aspects of a child's academic career and may cause them to be labeled "learning disabled" or because they cannot keep up with the "norm".

There is no clear definition of dyslexia. It is not limited to the English language; it's found in every language. Academically, it affects the identification, sequence and/or orientation of symbols. I believe it also affects many other areas of the thought process. Dyslexia is called a "learning disability" because the government puts money into problems, not gifts. To learn differently, you have to be taught differently; in traditional educational settings, that's a problem. It needs to be understood that dyslexia is a "learning difference'"; just as we all look different, we think and learn differently, too.

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