Dyslexia occurs when certain parts of the brain cause individuals not to recognize words or symbols. This happens in the area of the brain that breaks up language. Certain cultural and educational problems may cause dyslexia. If a child has issues with reading, it's vital to contact their pediatrician. The earlier the disorder is discovered, the easier it becomes for an individual in the future. If a child has a learning disability, it's important to always give positive reinforcement and let them know they're doing a great job. If not, they may rebel and start acting poorly in school. At times, teachers don't notice when their are issues with children because of large amounts of students. As a parent, it's important to monitor your child as they transition in life. If you notice that they have issues reading, writing, or with math, it's your responsibility to get them the extra help they needs. Learning disabilities may be hereditary, so it's not uncommon for a parent or close relative to have the same issues. Also, more and more people are diagnosed with learning disabilities in later stages of life. If someone has a problem, it doesn't mean their unintelligent. Most of the time, they're smarter than the "normal" individual. They just need more time to process what's happening. So, if you notice a problem, don't fret or be embarrassed! Reach out for a little extra help! No one will judge your child!