Category Archives: Dyslexia

Dyslexia poem

source: Judy K. Schara sums up the reality of dyslexia in her poem: A Dyslexic We May Be The problems of a dyslexic are as big as an elephant, But with work, care and love, they’ll become as small as an … Continue reading

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Dyslexia research findings

source: The University of Washington’s Dyslexia Research Findings Dyslexia affects one in five students and it is the most common learning disability. An interdisciplinary team of University of Washington researchers have found for the first time that there are … Continue reading

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National dyslexia statistics

source: National Dyslexia Statistics  Dyslexia affects at least 1 out of every 5 children in the United States. Dyslexia represents the most common and prevalent of all known learning disabilities Dyslexia is the most researched of all learning disabilities. … Continue reading

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Wiring of a Dyslexic Brain

Source: http://www.dyslexiadx.dom/articles-honoring.php Wiring Of A Dyslexic Brain People with Dyslexia have a larger right-hemisphere in their brains than those of normal readers. That may be one reason people with Dyslexia often have significant strengths in areas controlled by the right-side … Continue reading

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Types of Dyslexia

Source Types of Dyslexia Did you know that psychologists even categorize subtypes of Dyslexia.  Dyslexia is now understood to be seen as a heterogeneous, specific, reading dysfunction, with each type having its own distinct coding pattern.  A brief … Continue reading

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Orton Gillingham programs

All Orton-Gillingham programs have these features in common: Phonology (study of sounds) and Phonological Awareness –the ability to segment words into their component sounds. Sound-symbol association-mapping speech to print Syllable instruction- teaching of the six basic types of syllables in the … Continue reading

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Problem with traditional programs Traditional instructional programs are not appropriate for people with Dyslexia.  Dyslexics do not process language as others do.  They need instruction that is clear, organized, and multi-sensory. Along with these techniques, the structure of written English is taught-sounds (phonemes), … Continue reading

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Some of the main challenges for the dyslexic student

Source: There are the main challenges for a Dyslexic student: Reading-Difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, decoding (phonetics) of words, reading comprehension and slow growth of vocabulary. Spelling-Visual memory weaknesses prevent a child from having a strong memory of … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Testing in Schools Dyslexia: As Defined By School Systems Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Disability that is neurobiological in origin. Schools refer to Dyslexia as a “Specific Learning Disability” in their Individual Educational Program (IEP).  It is important to understand, however, that … Continue reading

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History of Dyslexia

Source: History of Dyslexia Dyslexia was coined by Berlin, a German ophthalmologist in 1887. Dys means bad from the Greek language; the root lexia is also from Greek which relates to the written word. In 1896 a British ophthalmologist, Hinshelwood, … Continue reading

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