What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference. It affects the organization in the brain that controls the ability to process the way language is heard, spoken, read, or spelled. Dyslexia can also manifest in difficulties with working memory, attention, and organization.

Dyslexia can be genetic, and ranges on a continuum of mild to severe. It is important to keep in mind that people with dyslexia are not lacking in motivation or intelligence. In fact, they are typically average to above average in intelligence. Furthermore, dyslexia is fairly common. Diagnosis needs to be made by competent psychologists who understand the processing deficits that are linked with the struggles associated with dyslexia.

Characteristics of Dyslexia in Various Areas Related to Reading Instruction

The Dyslexia Resource is a non-profit launched in 2014 by The Schenck School as a means of sharing the reading expertise of the School with other struggling readers. It's mission is to empower communities to serve dyslexic learners through long-standing teacher training and tutoring programs, targeted fundraising efforts and new community partnerships. 

Visit The Dyslexia Resource for more information including teacher training registration. 

Common Signs and Challenges of Dyslexia