One of the most common myths about dyslexia is that it occurs when the brain does not properly receive signals from the eyes and "mixes up" the letters within a word. While that isn't true, people with dyslexia do struggle to spell words properly. This is likely where the myth originated, since they often mix up similar simple words, or reverse letters or sounds in longer words. People with dyslexia often struggle with homonyms, too – mixing up words like "be" and "bee" or "their" and "there". They may leave letters out entirely, as well. Extra practice can help, but dyslexia can make it difficult for the student to retain the correct spelling long-term.
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