Definitions | British Dyslexia Association

He was told one of the best ways of dealing with dyslexia was to make his brain work in new areas.

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Guinevere Eden, director of the Center for the Study of Learning, a professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University, and past president of the International Dyslexia Association shared, “This means they have found a physiological signature for a child who is likely at risk for dyslexia, which will be of great help in doing what everyone really wants to do: identify and treat children with dyslexia as early as possible.”

His is also a story that reveals both the challenges, and the gifts, of dyslexia.

Bright Solutions | What is Dyslexia?

A new report released by Xtraordinary People on March 17, 2008, as part of their “No To Failure” project, has revealed the full extent of the hidden problem of dyslexia in classrooms around the country.

If a child truly has dyslexia, however, the child will have many of the other .

Unfortunately, all roads usually lead to an IEE in the case of dyslexia. You may be able to have the school financially sponsor this evaluation or may need to pay for it out of pocket (fees range from 800.00-2000.00), but either way, it is worth its weight in gold – if done correctly. In order to make this a solid evaluation, you must do your homework. The person you choose to do this evaluation needs to be completely independent of the school district. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. is not enough; they need to have expertise in the area of dyslexia. They should test ALL of the following areas:


Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits – Dyslexia the Gift

Children who cannot read fluently or spell accurately are often thought to lack intelligence or motivation. But in most cases, they are neither stupid nor lazy. They have dyslexia, which makes it difficult for them to understand written language despite having a normal—or higher than normal—IQ.

Dyslexia Training Institute - Information and Resources

Every day I head to my office or my email and I mistakenly think that I have heard it all. I think to myself that with all the information about dyslexia available there can't be anymore misunderstanding about it. Boy, am I wrong, on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Whether it is a comment made at a school meeting (SST, IEP), in an IEP document, or supporting documents, I am surprised all the time. Below I have listed some comments that I think to myself, "Did they really just say that" and include an explanation behind the misguided comment.

Tips for Getting a Dyslexia Diagnosis

They agree with you and offer services. Wonderful news! Now it is time to make sure the goals are responding to the needs. Recently, I have seen far too many IEPs with three or less goals. Just last week I saw a goal that included decoding, fluency and comprehension. This is absurd and highlights the lack of knowledge not only about dyslexia, but about the reading process. There should be a separate goal for fluency, decoding and comprehension. Also often left out are spelling and sight words. These also need goals. Don’t be shy; ask for as many goals as the child needs to succeed. Because we are talking about getting a diagnosis, in this scenario, the term dyslexia also needs to be in the IEP somewhere. If need be, bring a copy of the definition of SLD and highlight the word dyslexia.

You’ve suspected it since your child was three

The misconception here is that if we wait, they will read. Well, we all know this is not true and is actually a detriment to a child with dyslexia. The other underlying cause of this absurd statement is teacher training. I do place a lot of responsibility on higher education institutions that do not include any training about struggling readers in credential programs. I know the teacher really wishes she had the tools to help the child, not the magic. It is a euphemism, I know.

A Dyslexic Child in the Classroom – Dyslexia the Gift

All four genes thus far linked to dyslexia impact brain development. Comparable abnormalities induced in young rodent brains cause auditory deficits, underscoring the potential relevance of these brain changes to dyslexia.