Dyslexia/Related Disorders

 

 

Dyslexia & Related Disorders (Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia)

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 difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected 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.

Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success.  (International Dyslexia Association - IDA)

 

Dyslexia Resources:

https://dyslexiaida.org/
Dyslexia Parent Awareness
A Parent's Guide to Dyslexia
Dyslexia Online Resource Supports for Students
Talking Books Program 

 

Dyslexia Fact Sheet(s):  TEA

English

Spanish

 

2018 Dyslexia Handbook:

English

Spanish