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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.

Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. 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, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.

Use this link to visit the International Dyslexia Association official website.

Dyslexia at a Glance

The following PDF  provides the definition of dyslexia in a quick, at-a-glance format.

Dyslexia Strengths & Weaknesses

The following PDF is a simple graphic of the strengths and weaknesses of a dyslexic individual. This is not an exhaustive list, and not all dyslexics will exhibit every characteristic described.