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Myths about dyslexia busted

According to the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, dyslexia may affect as many as 10 per cent of Singaporeans, with conditions ranging from mild to severe. The study was based on an international research conducted.

Dyslexia manifests itself as a difficulty with reading, spelling and comprehension.

However, contrary to popular belief, it is not a condition which will impede an individual's ability to succeed in life.

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has stated that he is mildly dyslexic. Other well-known people with dyslexia include Albert Einstein, Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise.

What other myths do you have about this condition? The Dyslexia Association of Singapore tries to dispel some of these myths.

Myth 1: Dyslexia is a form of retardation >>

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