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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 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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

Are You An Out-of-the-Box Thinker? A Slow Reader?

What is Dyslexia


What is Dyslexia?You May Be Dyslexic If You...

  • ...Read slowly and with much effort
  • ...Are often the one to solve the problem
  • ...Can’t spell; have messy handwriting
  • ...Your writing shows terrific imagination
  • ...Have trouble remembering dates and names
  • ...Think out-of-the box, grasp the big picture
  • ...Have difficulty retrieving and pronouncing spoken words
  • ...Have excellent vocabulary and ideas


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