Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.
Dyslexia affects about one in every five individuals, making it the most commonly diagnosed learning disability. Dyslexia affects the brain areas associated with detection and processing of sounds and their corresponding letters. These letter-sound linkages are fundamental to reading. When these brain regions do not function efficiently to make these connections, reading development is affected.
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- Can a young child (under age 6) be diagnosed with dyslexia or at that age is the focus on recognizing warning signs?
- Does Special Education law include dyslexia?
- What can we do to combat the stigma of dyslexia?
- What do we know about what’s different in the brain of a person with dyslexia?
- What do you suggest using to support the argument to a school that a dyslexic student needs an Orton-Gillingham based program as part of their IEP? What research or information shows that Orton-Gillingham is the best approach for dyslexia?
- What is the relationship between MTSS and diagnosis of dyslexia? Does MTSS slow down the diagnosis?
- What is your advice to parents of struggling readers?
- Which is more appropriate for students with dyslexia: an IEP or 504 Plan?