When a child has dyslexia, reading is painful. Slow. Halting.
It's a biological problem, rooted deeply in how the brain works to process what we see into what we say. It is also common.
Dyslexics are the largest single group of students in special education, by some estimates up to 17% of students. And sadly, for 70% of students, you don't outgrow it, despite all the interventions we try. Dyslexia, for most, is a lifelong, chronic disability.