Dyslexia is not a disease, it's about brain organisation

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What does Dr Martha Burns, international expert on dyslexia and the neuroscience of learning, say about dyslexia and brain organisation?

Dr Burns says "People with dyslexia have many strengths, they have many intellectual capabilities, it's just that reading is not their strong suit, and some of the capacities that underlie reading, like phonological awareness is hard for them.

I had a wonderful professor who said we all have learning disabilities. We all have something we can't do very well, whether it's carry a tune or draw a picture or play sports. So rather than call it a disorder or a disability, if we think about it as a brain that's organised differently, it gives a more positive approach to what we want to do about it and we stop using words like 'cure' or 'fix' and we use words like 'intervene'."

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