It's amazing how little I know! I knew almost next to nothing about dyslexia. I just thought it involved reversing letters. Then, I read a post on Imagination Soup in which the intricacies of dyslexia are explained.
Reading explanatory materials such as this leads me to wonder about judgments I may have made about non-reading children, and I've come to the conclusion that there's always MORE to any person's story. Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities are not uncommon. Fortunately, they are being recognized earlier in a child's life.
To learn more, visit the 371.91 section where we have quite a number of books on the topic including Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally E. Shaywitz [371.91 SHA]. Some children have learned to muddle through, but learning disabilities can lead to problems once that child has become an adult and must earn a living. That's the reason why there are books such as Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed at Work by Sylvia Moody [331.595 MOO]!
If you know someone who is dyslexic, be sure to let him/her know that many famous people such as Steven Spielberg, Keira Knightley, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and George Washington were able to succeed despite, and maybe even with the help of, their dyslexia! The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis [371.91 DAV] may be further proof that success is possible.