Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty that affects the ability to learn to read. Dyslexia takes away an individual’s ability to read quickly, automatically, and to retrieve spoken words easily, but it does not dampen one’s creativity and ingenuity (The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, 2017).
The Mayo Clinic is a great resource if you want to learn more about Dyslexia, how it's identified, how if affects kids, and how Giftedness and Dyslexia interact.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (YCDC) is the preeminent source of cutting-edge research, informed advocacy and trustworthy resources to help those with dyslexia reach their full potential. The Center’s tools and resources are used widely by parents, educators and those with dyslexia to advocate for greater recognition and support for dyslexic children and adults.
Dyslexia is most common among gifted and talented children; and it can mask a child’s giftedness, or the giftedness can mask the child’s dyslexia. Read more about Gifted Youth with Dyslexia: Balancing Their Needs (NAGC, 2005)
Meeting the Psychological Challenges of Distance Learning with Dr. Dan Peters.
Dyslexia expert (and former Parent Footprint podcast guest) Don Winn is doing a three-part video series on the difficulties of distance learning. Watch his interview on "Meeting the Psychological Challenges of Distance Learning" with Dr. Dan Peters on Youtube. They talk about the challenges that many children face, especially those with dyslexia, and how parents can help.