Dyslexia is a learning disability with several telltale signs or symptoms. While it is not a disease that can be cured, it is most certainly a challenge that can be overcome. My 16-year-old daughter is proof of that. Diagnosing dyslexia is the first step. While this article is not intended to provide a definite answer as to whether or not a child is dyslexic, it will hopefully provide enough information for a parent to determine if further investigation is necessary, ideally with a psychologist who specializes in learning disorders.