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Understanding Dyslexia

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Around one in five Americans has dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. (iStock)

It’s estimated that between five and 20 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are dyslexic. And when dyslexia is overlooked by parents and educators, kids can feel frustrated and act out. KQED’s MindShift recently published a guide to understanding dyslexia, stating that “dyslexia is a different brain, not a disease.” We’ll talk with experts about how to best recognize dyslexia and support dyslexics, from grade school through adulthood.

Guests:

Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, director, Language Neurobiology laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center; co-director, UCSF Dyslexia Center

Holly Korbey, education journalist; author, KQED's "MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia"

Megan Potente, educator outreach manager, Decoding Dyslexia CA

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