Frequently Asked Questions

What is dyslexia?

A neurological disorder with average to above-average intelligence and difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling.

Where can I go for testing?

Partners In Change                           Dr. Zimostrad                        Ryan & Ryan Psychological

  Midland MI                                         Midland MI                                     Grand Rapids MI

  989-832-2165                                    989-839-6565                                       616-956-7878


Delta Psychological               Michigan Dyslexia Institute

       Bay City MI                                     Lansing, MI

    989-895-0788                                  517-485-4000

What do I do after my child has been diagnosed?

Check out the website for information. To start the application process please visit here.

How many people are affected with dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects about 1 in every 5 people to some degree.

What other academic areas does dyslexia affect?

Dyslexia is a language-based disability that affects not only reading, writing, and spelling, but also listening, thinking, talking, and mathematics. Academic problems can lead to stress, anxiety, frustration, and self-esteem issues.

Can dyslexia be overcome?

With early diagnosis and appropriate instruction, dyslexic students can enjoy reading and learning and gain confidence for all other aspects in life.

Are there any famous people with dyslexia?

Some of the most imaginative, creative, and intelligent people have the “gift” of dyslexia. Some famous dyslexics are:

Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, Elvis Presley, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Robin Williams, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, Galileo, Will Smith, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Agatha Christie, Vince Vaughn, John Lennon, Henry Winkler, Jim Carrey, and 100s of people all around you!

Common Characteristics- 

-Delayed Speech 

-Strong spatial relations

-Difficulty following directions

-Poor reading comprehension

-Poor handwriting 

-Confusion in sequencing letters and letter formations

-Miscalling words "Saw" for "Was" or "Thing" for "Night"

-Excellent reasoning skills

-Memorizing, then forgetting spelling words