DyslexiaDefinitions and Characteristics of Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological 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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.It is important to note that individuals demonstrate differences in degree of impairment.
The reading/spelling characteristics are most often associated with the following:Consequences of dyslexia may include the following:(Information adopted from "The Dyslexia Handbook", TEA, Rev. July 2014)
Resources, Websites, and Organizations Related to DyslexiaLearning Ally has a collection of more than 70,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles - downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices. The site is free to any Texas public school student identified with dyslexia.LDOnLine.org is the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns, a comprehensive resources guide and more.The International Dyslexia Association serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field of dyslexia. They operate 44 branches throughout the U.S. and Canada.The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders in Dallas is a leader in the research and intervention of dyslexia. They provide assessment, Dyslexia Therapist Training, and community outreach programs. Their website contains helpful information for anyone who wants to learn more about dyslexia.Reading Resource is a website is dedicated to helping children learn to read. For anyone who cares about reading and helping those with dyslexia and reading difficulties, ReadingResource.net is for you.The Dyslexia Font makes reading easy and enjoyable for people with dyslexia.Download the font for free.The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity's mission is to uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest innovations from scientific research, and transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/Other Important Resources:Take Flight Parent Information - PowerPoint PresentationTexas Education Agency Dyslexia Handbook - 2014 Edition