There’s a myth that dyslexia is associated with a particularly low (or even high) IQ. There is no reason to believe that people with this condition have IQs that are significantly different from the national average. Dyslexia can occur across the IQ spectrum. The key question when making a diagnosis is whether a person’s skills in information processing are noticeably low compared what you would expect given their total IQ. For instance, it is common for people with dyslexia to perform relatively well on tests of spatial awareness, logical reasoning, or mathematical ability, but to demonstrate a very slow reading speed and weakness in their ability to generate or remember word lists. It is this uneven profile of abilities that marks someone as dyslexic. It is impossible to say with any certainty how “smart” or “stupid” someone is based on their status as dyslexic!
How This Simulator Can Help Others Understand The Condition
So the next time you’re trying to make someone understand how it really feels to be dyslexic, simply link them to the simulator here and let them experience for themselves how tricky it can for some people to read an article or enjoy a good book.