1. Dyslexia is a learning difference that is neurological in origin. This means that although people often think it has something to do with vision, the challenges of a person with dyslexia occur in the brain as it processes information. It is a language-based learning difference, and often affects more than just reading and writing. Students with dyslexia may struggle to find the right word, have difficulty with memorization like math facts, or skills like telling time and tying shoes.
It occurs on a spectrum.
It looks different to different people.
It may occur in conjunction with other learning challenges.
Earlier is better.
See the strengths.
Dispel the myths.
Dyslexia research is a dynamic field of study. There is ALWAYS something new to learn. I encourage you to…
- Read “The Top 10 Books About Dyslexia for Parents and Teachers” with book suggestions for learning more about dyslexia, or
- Check my Amazon Influencer Store for Book Suggestions and more.
- Read “How To Explain Orton-Gillingham to Families”.
Spread the word!
It’s critical as educators and parents to spread the FACTS and dispel myths about dyslexia so that we can create the best learning environment for ALL kinds of readers. Sign up for my weekly newsletters to learn more about how to spread awareness. Strive to use appropriate literacy materials with a structured literacy approach. You can find lots of resources in my Teachers Pay Teachers store to support children with dyslexia.
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