Twenty statistics about dyslexia to help put things into perspective.
- >> Around 15% of the population has dyslexia.
- >> The rates of dyslexia in men and women are similar.
- >> 40% of self-made millionaires have dyslexia.
- >> 40-45% of dyslexics in the UK are unemployed.
- >> 75% of convicted criminals are illiterate. Up to 60% of the prison population may have dyslexia.
- >> 4% of the population has dyslexia such that it becomes a disability.
- >> Between 60% and 75% of those with dyslexia have some form of phonological processing difficulties.
- >> 70-80% of people with poor reading skills are probably dyslexic.
- >> Less than one third of students with SpLDs receive help from their schools.
- >> 62% of non readers drop out of high school.
- >> Around 80% of those with a learning disability have dyslexia. 90% of all learning disabilities may be rooted in dyslexia
- >> 80% of children with an IEP have reading difficulties, and 85% of those have dyslexia.
- >> Between 30% and 47% of those with dyslexia have Irlen Syndrome.
- >> 25-40% of children with dyslexia have ADHD, while 25% of children with ADHD have dyslexia.
- >> 80% of people falsely associate dyslexia with some form of retardation.
- >> People with dyslexia are between 40% and 50% more likely than non-dyslexics to attempt suicide.
- >> A dyslexia assessment in the UK costs between £400 and £600.
- >> The cost to the UK of children not mastering basic literacy skills is 198 million to 2.5 billion pounds per year.
- >> The cost of unrecognised dyslexia to the UK alone is around one billion pounds per year.
- >> Up to 2 million people in Britain do not know they are dyslexic.