Dyslexia Is...
→ not a disease. It is a condition that one is born with. Using fMRI technology, doctors can see that the dyslexic brain lights up differently compared to non-dyslexic brains. Scans can even be done on small, non-school aged children.

→ the reason why many are not able to read at grade level, despite adequate instruction. These individuals need to be taught to read using an intensive phonics program, which must be structured, cumulative and repetitive.

→ very common. as many as 10% to 20% of our population has dyslexia.

→ not curable. It is, however, treatable. Dyslexic people of all ages can be taught to read fluently with the right method.

→ not something to be ashamed of. Many successful scientists, engineers, writers, actors, etc. are dyslexic.
Signs of Dyslexia

Preschool Aged & Early Elementary:

→ Language problems

→ Memory difficulties

→ Problems following verbal instructions

→ Trouble rhyming words

 Elementary Ages  (8+):

→ Reverses letters in words; ex. "was" to "saw" when reading.

→ May confuse the direction when writing words; "to" may be written as "ot".

→ Reverses similar shaped letters and numbers; ex. "b" to "d", "6" to "9".

→ When reading out loud, they may substitute words that start with the same letter.

→ When reading out loud, they may omit words, even small high frequency words

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If your school is not addressing your child’s reading problem effectively, you may want to obtain a private tutor who will use a program specifically for dyslexia. Our goal is to help your child become a fluent reader as quickly as possible. If your child has not yet been tested by the school, you have the legal right to request and receive testing, which could lead to an IEP and services.
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