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Edutopia: Debunking the IQ-Dyslexia Myth

Pritikana Karmakar
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It is a commonly acknowledged fact that reading ability and intelligence quotient are interconnected in determining a child’s developmental progress over the years. For typical students, the ability to read determines their IQ.

On the other hand, for dyslexic children, a gap between IQ and reading ability widens over the years, and it is, for this reason, such students believe that they are not smart enough to do as well as their peers.

This conception is a myth, and dyslexia has nothing to do with IQ, as proven by the feats of so many great people who were also dyslexic – Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, George Washington and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Watch the video given below and find out the ways to help dyslexic students scale great heights, starting with the aforementioned awareness.

Article and Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTRqtYfCD0g

Pritikana Karmakar
Pritikana Karmakar

Pritikana Karmakar is an experienced copywriter at Next Education. She is a part of the editorial team of The Next World magazine. She loves to read fiction, and has a research interest in speculative fiction, language and narratology.


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