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October is National Dyslexia Month

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October is National Dyslexia Month. Dyslexia is a neurological disorder, not an intellectual one, and it may be more common than you think!

Assistant Professor of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University, Carmela Smith, says students with dyslexia tend to score higher on standard IQ tests, on average, than students without the disorder. Those with dyslexia score particularly high on tests measuring critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving ability.

Professor Smith says many students with dyslexia are never diagnosed, or are diagnosed years after challenges come up.

For more information, watch the interview above. 

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