Provides the authoritative national and state-by-state snapshot of learning disabilities (LD) in the United States, and their impact on the ability of students and adults to achieve educational success and employment.
Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels. They are often capable or even gifted in areas such as art, computer science, design, drama, electronics, math, mechanics, music, physics, sales, and sports.
In addition, dyslexia runs in families; having a parent or sibling with dyslexia increases the probability that you will also have dyslexia.
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This "difference" goes undetected until the person finds difficulty when learning to read and write.
Each individual with dyslexia is unique, but the multisensory approach is flexible enough to serve a wide range of ages and learning differences, A multisensory approach can be valuable to many; to the dyslexic child it is essential. The intent of this toolkit is to provide classroom teachers with basic Information about dyslexia, dispel some of the myths and misconception surrounding it and be a resource that will increase their capacity to ensure the success of the diverse group of learners in their classrooms.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.The disability may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations.Every individual with a learning disability is unique and shows a different combination and degree of difficulties.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.