No. Dyslexia is not a curable because it is not a disease. Dyslexics can successfully learn to read and spell, but may experience struggles with language throughout life.
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We now know that dyslexia has been prevalent since reading and writing was invented. A number of earlier scientists noted trouble with reading in stroke patients that was called “word-blindness,” but in 1887 Dr. Rudolf Berlin used the term dyslexia in regards to 20 cases of “word-blindness.”
In 1895, Dr. James Hinshelwood, an ophthalmologist, noted that word-blindness was not due to a visual impairment. Upon reading Hinshelwood’s paper, Dr. Pringle Morgan continued with his own work and stated that word-blindness was congenital and a localized cerebral dysfunction.
Dr. Samuel T. Orton, working in the 1920’s, dissected more human brains than his contemporaries. As a neuropathologist and psychiatrist, he noted that patients demonstrated a specific language disability and coined the term strephsymbolia, or twisted symbols.