What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia Support Center
What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia, also known as developmental reading
disorder, is a common reading disability resulting from the inability to process
the graphic symbols that make up written language. Dyslexia manifests itself as
a difficulty with reading and spelling which affects an estimated 10% of the U.S.
population, of all levels of intelligence.
Here you will find information about what dyslexia is, how to tell if you,
or someone you know, has it, and the best ways to treat it. You can stay up to date
with research articles and white papers that answer some of the big questions regarding
this common learning disorder. Or, try testing yourself with our online dyslexia
test. Please feel free to call us anytime if you need any help or explanation with
our dyslexia resources - (800) 705-6568.
If you have questions about Dyslexia, you've come to the right place!
Diagnosing and Testing for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Test - If you've ever wondered whether
a difficulty with reading could be dyslexia, take this comprehensive test that assesses
dyslexia symptoms, phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
- This article contains tips for parents and educators to identify dyslexia symptoms
in their children and students. Clues are broken down into what signs to look for
in reading behavior at every grade level.
Treatment and Solutions for Overcoming Dyslexia
Talk with a Dyslexia Specialist - The best place to start
is finding out what dyslexia treatment options are the most effective. Talk with
one of our Dyslexia Specialists for a FREE reading consultation and find out how
to start treating dyslexia.
Overcoming Dyslexia - There are specific
teaching methods and styles that have been scientifically proven to help with overcoming
Dyslexia Solutions - Dyslexia reading
programs that teach phonics systematically and explicitly are the most effective.
Learn how specific phonics programs can help treat dyslexia.
Dyslexia Reading Software - Reading Horizons
at Home software and teaching materials are perfect for treating dyslexia. The system
follows the sequential, multi-sensory, and cumulative Orton-Gillingham approach
for teaching reading. Learn more about these products and how they work to achieve
reading success with any struggling reader.
Davis Treatments for Dyslexia - Ron Davis, author of The Gift
of Dyslexia, offers extensive insight into overcoming the learning disability
of dyslexia, but there's still something missing...Discover Intensive Phonics
provides the interactive, visual and explicit teaching methods that help to overcome
dyslexia and other learning disorders.
Research and Articles About Dyslexia
Dyslexia Information - Dyslexia is the most
common learning disability, affecting nearly 10 percent of the population. Click
to learn about dyslexia and its causes, as well as view a diagram of the dyslexic
Top Five Myths About Dyslexia and
Reading Disabilities - The top five myths about Dyslexia and the truths behind them.
Executive Functioning and Dyslexia
- Research has shown a strong correlation between Dyslexia and deficits in short-term
memory and executive functioning in the brain.
Different Brain Patterns Seen in Those With Dyslexia
- People with dyslexia show an abnormal pattern of brain function when reading.
Overcoming Dyslexia - Research Supports
- Research has proven that explicit, systematic phonics can actually help "rewire"
the brain and can help dyslexic students learn to read.