What is Dyslexia?
The International Dyslexia Association defines Dyslexia as 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.
Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002
The following infographic summarizes Dyslexia:
The following video provides a great overview of Dyslexia in an easy-to-understand format It was developed by Kelli Sandman Hurley- researcher, author, and founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute
Dr. Sheldon Horowitz from the National Center on Learning provides an excellent overview on Dyslexia. Watch it here.