Dyslexia- What Parents need to know!

Dyslexia is a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to reach the expected level in language, skills of reading, writing, and spelling that you would expect from their intellectual abilities.




What this looks like....

  • There is a specific characteristic in the brain and a difference in the way the brain functions.
  • These people have an average to above average intellectual ability.
  • Dyslexia appears to be an inherited trait.
  • Evidence from brain imaging shows that the left hemisphere posterior brain systems do not work correctly during reading and associated language arts skills.
  • Dyslexia affects people throughout their lives.
  • It can have a different impact at different stages of a student’s life.
  • It is referred to as a learning disability because it can make it difficult to achieve academically in the usual school environment.
  • Early reading disability or dyslexia results from problems with phonological awareness and processing.

  • A young dyslexic child has difficulty looking at letters and linking them to the sound of speech.

  • Most have difficulty identifying separate speech sounds within a word.

  • They may find it difficult to expresss themselves clearly or to comprehend what others mean when they speak.

  • It can affect a person’s self image of themselves.

  • They can feel incapable.

  • They can become discouraged.

  • May have other learning disabilities also: ADHD,  dysgraphia (difficulty writing), dyscalculia (difficulty with math), speech and language difficulty.

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