WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia therapy provides direct, explicit, systematic, multi-sensory instruction designed to engage students and utilization of auditory, visual and kinesthetic modalities. Dyslexia therapy addresses all areas of reading and language including:
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Alphabet/Dictionary Skills
  • Oral into written expression


 

 

"Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition  and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficluties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpeted in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge." 
 

Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, November 12, 2002. This definition is also used by the Natioanl Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

SUGGESTED READINGS

Overcoming Dyslexia , Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems, Louisa Cook Moats and Karen E. Dakin

Why Johnny Can't Read and what you can do about it, Rudolf Flesch

Common Signs of Dyslexia 

 

  • Difficulty with sequencing information

  • Learning and remembering printed words

  • Learning to read

  • Reading comprehension

  • Handwriting

  • Spelling

  • Testing

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