When Gina and Mitchell Merriman learned in December that their 8-year-old daughter, Leah, had a brain tumor, they were devastated. The Stow, Ohio, family immediately began a medical journey that would include MRIs and visits with multiple pediatric specialists at Akron Children’s.
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, affecting 1 in 5 people in the U.S. It can impact a child’s writing, spelling and vocabulary development as well as his ability to organize his thoughts. Dyslexia may be noticed as early as kindergarten — or it may go undiagnosed. “Although the exact cause is unknown, […]