D Y S L E X I A
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a hereditary condition which makes reading, writing and spelling in one’s native language extremely difficult, despite average or high intelligence, good education and adequate sociocultural conditions.
A learning disability?
The term “learning disability” is non-specific; it encompasses many conditions that impede knowledge acquisition. The following definition is used only for legislative, financial and pedagogical purposes. It is not a definition of dyslexia, which is more defined as a specific learning disability.
Dyslexia stems from a neurological difference, i.e., a different functioning of the brain. Dyslexic people have a larger right cerebral hemisphere than “normal” readers. This can explain the fact that dyslexic people often display talent in fields associated with the right hemisphere, such as the arts, sports, mechanics, music, 3D visualisation, creative problem solving and intuition in human relationships.