While other people will see letters and numbers in a series of orders, the brains of people who have dyslexia become confused and puzzled. Shutterstock.

It’s One of the Most Common Learning Disabilities in the United States

Every year, about 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with dyslexia, making it one of the most common learning disabilities. In total, it affects about 10% of the population. The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that out of the students who receive special education for a learning disability, about 80% of them have dyslexia. It often runs in families and is a condition that you’re born with. You cannot “outgrow” or “cure” it; you learn to manage and live with it. 

The disability can vary from mild to severe, which means you could live with it for years without realizing you have it. You might think that your eyes play tricks on you when you see numbers or letters backward. While many people look down on dyslexia because it’s a known learning disability, it’s more of a unique mindset. People are highly gifted and go on to lead successful lives. The only difference is that they learn differently from others because of their mind.