We've gathered a list of resources for teachers to help them find answers to some of the important questions they might have.
Our resources answer these questions:
What is Dyslexia?
Developmental Dyslexia is defined as “an unexpected difficulty in reading in children and adults who otherwise possess the intelligence and motivation considered necessary for accurate and fluent reading and who also have had reasonable reading instruction” (Shaywitz et al.).
What are some characteristics of Dyslexia?
Because of the complex nature of dyslexia and its frequent coexistence with ADHD, speech and language disorders, and other print-based disabilities such as dysgraphia and dyscalculia, it is important for schools to establish procedures for dyslexia screening and identification. Providing targeted intervention as early as possible is our best hope for improving reading outcomes for the the 8.5 million children with dyslexia in American classrooms.
What are some research based ways to support children with dyslexia?
For children with dyslexia, phonemic awareness and phonics instruction are non-negotiable; targeted instruction that is explicit, sequential, and multisensory has demonstrated the best outcomes.