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This feeds into a common misconception many teachers have: poor spelling = dyslexia. Many children struggling with spelling do not have dyslexia (reading disorder), they have dysgraphia (writing disorder). Teachers see children who are average to excellent readers but poor spellers and accuse the child of being lazy, careless, inattentive to work - choose your favorite. Meanwhile, the child becomes increasingly frustrated, knowing that he or she fully comprehends material, wants to express ideas in writing, but can't get the letters in the correct order, no matter how much they study.

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