What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is 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 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.

~ International Dyslexia Association

 
Learn from yesterday.
Live for today.
Hope for tomorrow.
 
~Albert Einstein
Brilliant & Dyslexic
 

...individuals with learning differences such as dyslexia can learn language skills successfully.


Dyslexia is a life-long condition, affecting 15%-20% of the population. Most dyslexics are of average or above average intelligence. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment. With appropriate teaching methods, dyslexics can learn language skills successfully. Current brain studies show that such teaching can alter brain function and create new neural pathways while improving language skills.

 
Academic Language Therapy provides outstanding support for both Dyslexic and non-Dyslexic students. The techniques and language tools learned will last a lifetime!
 
 
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