International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as:
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological 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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
In Other Words...
Dyslexia is having an extreme difficulty in reading, language processing, and spelling despite a person’s intellectual ability and drive. The difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum. Dyslexia ranges from mild to moderate to severe to profound and no two people with dyslexia are the same.
Common Warning Signs of Dyslexia
- difficulty connecting sounds and letters
- difficulty identifying and remembering sight words
- struggles to hear and manipulate sounds in words
- horrible spelling
- reads a word correctly on one line and then fails to recognize it later in the text
- when speaking, difficulty finding the correct word
- has a family member who is dyslexic
- reads slowly and inaccurately
- dislikes school
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