20% of people have dyslexia. That's one in 5 people. The traditional methods of learning do not apply to people with dyslexia.
If you have dyslexia and you went through the traditional schooling system it most likely would not have worked for you. Traditional school systems only teach the traditional way, which is not applicable for one in 5 people.
Go onto YouTube and search for Dyslexia.
Watch some of these videos to see other ways of learning and for that matter teaching.
Katherine Levi is doing a PhD on the experiences of Victorian parents of children with dyslexia. She says some parents have been told by their child's school they are not allowed to use the word dyslexia because of the stigma attached to the label. Others have been told dyslexia doesn't exist and is something dreamed up by middle class parents anxious about their child's underperformance.
Levi believes Australia's response to dyslexia has been shaped by a 1979 Senate inquiry into dyslexia, which erroneously concluded there was no such thing as dyslexia and if a child struggled to read it was as a result of poor teaching.
“So while the majority of OECD countries (and some developing countries, too, I might add) have moved on and recognised dyslexia and implemented policy and measures to support children with dyslexia, we are lagging 20 to 30 years behind,” Levi says.
Thanks to a court case, Australian universities, on the other hand, recognise dyslexia. “So ironically, if you actually make it through the school system into university, you will be supported.”