Category Archives: Dyslexia

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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