Dyslexia « Disabilities – Learning
Articles, Publications and Resources related to Dyslexia
Articles About Dyslexia:
- Brain Imaging Predicts Future Reading Progress in Children with Dyslexia (GEN – 12/20/10)
Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates.
- Common Warning Signs of Dyslexia in Children in Grades 3-8 (Nat'l Center for Learning Disabilities)
Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder that can hinder reading, writing, spelling, and speaking, as well as social interactions and self-esteem. Are you concerned that your child isn’t learning, communicating, or relating to others as successfully as his or her peers? If so, the following list of common warning signs of dyslexia in children in Grades 3-8 may help clarify your concerns.
- Dyslexie Font Helps Dyslexics Read (Assistive Technology Blog – 8/11/11)
A new font claims to make reading easier for dyslexics. The font is named Dyslexie and is not yet available to users outside the Netherlands. Dyslexie makes small changes to letters that make reading easier for dyslexics. The font makes letters more recognizable then standard fonts.
- Dyslexia Definitions Symptoms (About.com – Special Education)
Depending on the educational jurisdiction, the term Dyslexia may or may not be used to define a disability in reading. Some educational jurisdictions refer to Dyslexia as a type of learning disability pertaining to reading. However, Dyslexia is often described as a reading disorder or a disability affecting reading or the impairment of the ability to read.
- Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named (NPR – 12/3/16)
Are schools choosing not to acknowledge dyslexia so that they won't be required to provide services??
- Is dyslexia the most misunderstood learning disability? (11/29/16)
Parents and teachers can tend to overlook symptoms of dyslexia and attribute a lack of interest in reading or school to laziness or other behavior problems.
- Misunderstandings About Learning Disabilities (Wrightslaw Way – 10/28/10)
A recent poll indicates that a many Americans do not completely understand the conditions related to learning disabilities. There appears to be a growing public awareness of LD and an understanding that some kids learn differently. But the poll shows that some people do not have a very clear idea of what dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities are.
- Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia (Friends of Quinn – 9/12/12)
In this exclusive video interview, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever.
- When the School Says "Dyslexia is Not a Learning Disability" (Wrightslaw Way – 7/26/2010)
Your child with dyslexia must be taught how to read by a teacher or tutor who has specialized training in multi-sensory structured language instruction.
Publications About Dyslexia:
- Disconnect, the Real "D" Word: A School Practitioner's Perspective on Dyslexia (Int'l Dyslexia Assn.)
The term dyslexia has created much long-standing confusion and conflict between parents and school systems across the country.
- Dyslexia: A Brief for Educators, Parents, and Legislators in Florida
The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to briefly describe what is currently known about dyslexia.
- Dyslexia Basics (International Dyslexia Association)
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.
- IDEA Definition of Specific Learning Disability Includes Dyslexia
US Department of Education says schools must address the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia. Learn the legal requirements for ensuring these students receive a high-quality education.
- The Dyslexia Handbook – Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (Revised 2007)
From the Texas Education Agency.
Organizations About Dyslexia:
- International Dyslexia Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
Resources About Dyslexia:
- Ask the Evaluator: Teacher Resources for Dyslexia Screening (9/24/14)
Various opinions and answers related to dyslexia screening by Dr. Melissa Farrall, co-author of Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments.
- Courses in the Teaching of Children with Dyslexia (Dyslexia-Parent.com)
Many teachers, teaching assistants and parents find themselves responsible for the education or support of a dyslexic child or teenager but do not feel equippped with the knowledge about dyslexia or synthetic phonics.
- Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center
Are you interested in dyslexia or attention deficit disorder? The first thing you should know is that these so-called “learning disabilities” are really learning differences. Both dyslexia and ADD are mixes of difficulties and strengths.
- Dyslexia Resources (Dyslexia-Teacher.com)
Information and resources for helping dyslexic pupils and students.
- Dyslexia Statistics (Learning Inside-Out)
The following dyslexia statistics give us good clues about the number of dyslexic people in the US.
- Helping Struggling Readers & Defeating Dyslexia (Reading Resource.net)
This website is dedicated to helping children learn to read. For anyone who cares about reading and helping those with dyslexia and reading difficulties.
- Resources for Struggling Readers with Dyslexia – Part 1 (My Special Needs Network)
Articles on the topic of dyslexia have recently attracted considerable attention. There may be a reason for this surge in interest on the subject. Here are some current statistics (from the U.S.) that may partly explain this increased interest level.
- Resources for Struggling Readers with Dyslexia – Part 2 (My Special Needs Network)
Additional resources for those readers who struggle with dyslexia. We hope you will also find these to be helpful as well as those listed in our last article here.
- Resources on Dyslexia (PBS.org)
Research in recent years has contributed to our knowledge about dyslexia. As a result, there is now a wealth of information about dyslexia designed specifically for parents. Explore these Web Sites, Books for Parents, Books for Children, Videos, Organizations, and Other Resources to learn more about reading difficulties. Also check out the Glossary of Terms to learn more about the language of dyslexia.