Can a person be a dyslexic

10 prejudices about dyslexia

Ten prejudices about dyslexia and why it is better to get rid of them.

Especially with dyslexia, many people have a wide variety of "ideas" to express this in a friendly way. A comprehensive explanation is necessary. We have summarized the ten most common prejudices for you. It is also important to inform other people about it. These prejudices make it more difficult for those affected to get the right help, and they also make it more difficult for our charitable association work.

  • 1. Dyslexia is intelligence dependent

Dyslexia is and will remain a genetic predisposition that becomes noticeable when learning. Children with dyslexia have individual access to writing, reading or arithmetic.

  • 2. Dyslexia is a disease

Even if many doctors know about it, even if many parents would like the health insurance to pay for it, it is still not a disease. Dyslexia is the term used to describe the problem when there is a discrepancy in obviously intelligent children between their general performance and the performance they perform in the writing / reading area, which has genetic causes.

  • 3. Dyslexia can be cured

No! Since it is not a disease, there is nothing to be cured. But dyslexia can be overcome. You are dyslexic for a lifetime.

  • 4. Dyslexia and LRS are the same thing

Not correct! Dyslexia is genetic, reading and writing difficulties are acquired.

  • 5. Dyslexia - wait and see, it will come back

Bad idea, because valuable time is lost. The earlier the right training starts, the earlier a child finds their way to learning, the better.

  • 6. Dyslexia training - there is a method

There are many methods, it is important that the method is selected individually for the child. Success control and close observation help to assess this. The AFS method has proven itself. Many techniques and approaches can be incorporated into the AFS method, into attention, function and symptom training.

  • 7. Dyslexia - this is confusing the letters

Not everyone who twists letters has dyslexia. Not everyone who twists numbers has dyscalculia. If one observes that an apparently intelligent child is having great difficulty writing, reading, or arithmetic, something should be done.

  • 8. Dyslexia - you just have to practice more

Yes, but not exclusively on the symptom. Practice is sometimes even counterproductive. A balanced training brings success.

  • 9. Dyslexia - the teacher will fix it

Teachers are responsible for many children and take them seriously. However, parents must absolutely support the teacher. Only teachers and parents together can achieve the best for the child.

  • 10. Dyslexia training - this is expensive

Technical help cannot be free. Qualified dyslexia & dyscalculia trainers also involve parents in the training. They give you precise information on how a training session works. The more parents contribute something and have time for it, the cheaper it will be. We have abolished the cost of expensive work materials: see 20,000 worksheets for dyslexia & dyscalculia training or the dyslexia and dyscalculia DVD.


The list is of course not exhaustive. You can find 30 more questions and answers on the topics of dyslexia, LRS and dyscalculia here.