Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects about one in five students. In this article we will review the most important Dyslexia Statistics and Facts so you have all of the most up to date information in case you are the parent of a child that has recently been diagnosed. HOOT! also has a full library of digital books including books about learning differences, language arts, and learning.
2021 Dyslexia Statistics and Facts
- Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and impacts one in five students or about 20% of the population. (Dyslexia Center of Utah)
- Dyslexia impacts males and females at the same rate
- 30% of students diagnosed with Dyslexia also experience at least a mild form of ADHD
- Dyslexia impacts all ethnicities and socioeconomic classes at about the same rate.
- More than 40 million people in the United States have Dyslexia, but only about 2 million have been diagnosed.
- IQ does not impact Dyslexia, Albert Einstein had an estimated IQ of 160 and was diagnosed as Dyslexic
- Dyslexia runs in the family. Parents diagnosed as dyslexic are considerably more likely to have Dyslexic children
- Some of the most famous Dyslexic people include: Albert Einstein, Tim Tebow, Steven Spielberg, Anderson Cooper and Whoopi Goldberg
- Inability to tie shoes and problems reading analog clocks are good predictors of Dyslexia in children
- The word Dyslexia comes from the greek word “dys”, meaning poor, and “lexis” meaning language. When combined they form dyslexia – or poor language – and first appeared in writing by Dr. W. Pringle Morgan in England in 1896
- Dyslexia is not a disease – but rather a learning disability