Dyslexia is estimated to affect some 15-18% of our population – more than 2 million school-age children in the United States. Although these children typically have average or above-average intelligence, their dyslexia can create difficulties not only with reading, writing and spelling but also with listening, thinking, talking and arithmetic. These academic problems can lead to emotional and self-esteem problems throughout their lives. With early diagnosis and appropriate instruction, these children can learn – and can enjoy learning – at their own age level. But programs to treat dyslexia have been few and far between. Most communities have little or no funding to support the facilities and staffing needed to properly address this disability.