Although phonics awareness difficultly exists in individuals with dyslexia, it does not necessarily mean that dyslexia is the cause of reading difficulties. An evaluation by an education psychologist can diagnose the cause for reading struggles.
The good news is that most individuals with phonics awareness difficulties, like dyslexia will benefit from programs such as Orton-Gillingham and Barton Reading and Spelling System. Given enough time and intensity with the right reading program, these students can learn to read.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about dyslexia or reading struggles.