Dyslexia is a disorder which makes it difficult for individuals of average or above average intelligence to read, write, and spell and sometimes to compute, organize, and comprehend material in their native language. It often runs in families and may be caused by naturally occurring brain differences. Many individuals learn to compensate for or practically overcome their weaknesses through proper teaching methods and practice.
The Communications Social Inventions Award 1993 of the Institute for Social Inventions went to the developer of a computer programme which helps children with dyslexia. The inventor developed the software programme based on his observation of the tutoring methods that enabled his son to overcome dyslexia. It works by improving hand-to-eye coordination and training the eye to move in the right way.