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What is Dyslexia?

        “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.” (Source: International Dyslexia Association, 2002)

Helpful Links

International Dyslexia Association logo and link

International Dyslexia Association


Learning Abled Kids logo and link

Learning Abled Kids' Structured Literacy/Orgon-Gillingham Article


Davis Dyslexia Association International logo and link

Davis Dyslexia Association International


Louisa Moats photo and link

Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.


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