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- n. Plural form of dyslectic.
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If he's continuing to struggle to read, it would be very important to be tested, because what we've learned is not only that dyslectics have difficulties, but just as you were describing, dyslexics also have many strengths.
Modern day dyslectics: singer and actress, Cher; baseball great, Nolan Ryan; Olympic diver, Greg Louganis; and financial executive, Charles Schwab.
For those interested, screen readers routinely get used by dyslectics and blind people I get to use them since I am blind.
Thank you and, as the dyslectics would say, may Dog bless America.”