Ten-year-old Luke Behrens is starting to enjoy reading a little bit more.
"I like funny ones," Luke said.
But for years sounding out words was a struggle.
"I couldn't follow along. I would get distracted by something and get off track," Luke said.
"He would even skip sentences sometimes, and it never seemed to be easy for him. We always felt like it was a struggle, and we didn't know why," Luke's mother, Teresa Behrens, said.
In April 2012 Luke was diagnosed with dyslexia.
"When you first find out, you have this pit in your stomach because you know they're struggling," Teresa said.
Since his diagnosis, Luke has been getting help from a therapist at Excel Achievement Center.
"The basic warning signs when they're reading are they might skip words as they're reading. They might know a word on one page, and then all of a sudden it goes into a black hole. They can't remember the word," Excel Achievement Center Owner Stephanie Spaan said.
There are a lot of misconceptions about dyslexia. For instance, you might have heard that it's reading backwards, but that's not the case at all.
"It is a language processing disorder, which means they're struggling with the way they distinguish and differentiate sounds," Spaan said.
Spaan says people with dyslexia simply learn differently, and they are just as intelligent as anyone else.
"In order to even be labeled dyslexic you have to have an average to above-average I.Q.," Spaan said.
Since getting help, Luke's reading and writing skills have improved dramatically. He's also doing well in school.
"All A's and B's right now," Teresa said.
Which will hopefully help him for years to come.
"To know he's well on his way and he's not struggling anymore makes me feel so much better about his future," Teresa said.