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  Dyslexia
What is dyslexia?
How many children have dyslexia?
What causes it?
Are there famous people with dyslexia?
What's it like to have dyslexia?
How can it change your life?

 
How can it change your life?
At school it can cause problems, as a lot of importance is placed on reading and writing.

If nobody realises that you have dyslexia it may seem that you are not very clever or just being lazy - this can make going to school very upsetting.

Tom Cruise has said about dyslexia: "My childhood was extremely lonely. I didn't have many friends. I was dyslexic and a lot of kids made fun of me. That experience made me tough inside."

Noel Gallagher also has it: "I have problems with words over six letters long. School days were the worst days of my life."

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