Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It
November 28, 2016·
Over the years, I survived by memorizing words. It started with boxes and boxes of index cards. I’d practice each night, looking at a word and saying its sound as quickly as I could. I memorized hundreds and hundreds — maybe a few thousand — words this way.
I’ve never been able to sound out unfamiliar words. And I still can’t.
However, most estimates in the United States put it at somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population.
… “What’s this word?” And as she answers, he almost always has the same response: “Of course that’s what it is!”