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Learning Disabilities Information Center

Click on the links below to learn more about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other common language/learning disabilities. Also, find out what the research is saying and how to find help.

What is 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 and to view a diagram of the dyslexic brain.

Top Five Myths About Dyslexia — This article reveals the top five myths about dyslexia and the truth that sets the record straight.

Dyslexia Assessment — If you are wondering, "Do I have dyslexia?," take this comprehensive assessment that tests symptoms of dyslexia phonemic awareness, and decoding skills.

Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia — This article contains tips for parents and educators to identify symptoms of dyslexia in their children and students. Clues are broken down by what to look for in reading behavior at every grade level.

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What Is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia — Dysgraphia is another learning disorder involving language processing. Click to learn more about dysgraphia, including what signs to look for and what you can do to overcome it.

What Is Specific Language Impairment?

Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Reading Disabilities — Read about specific language impairment and learning disabilities and what you as a parent can do to help.

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in Children and Adults — APD is a language processing disorder in which individuals have trouble processing sounds — particularly the sounds associated with speech. Click to learn more about APD.

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia (Math Dyslexia) — Dyscalculia is a language and visual processing disorder that affects a person's ability to understand the meaning of numbers and apply math principles to solve problems. Click to view information on dyscalculia.

Orton-Gillingham Principles

The Orton-Gillingham Approach — Orton-Gillingham is a language-based, multi-sensory and structured method for helping struggling readers. Click to learn more about what it is, how it helps, and who can benefit from it.

History of the Orton-Gillingham Method — This brief history of the Orton-Gillingham method explains how the teaching methods of Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham came together. It also talks about why the Orton-Gillingham method works so well for struggling readers and those with dyslexia and other learning disorders.

Orton-Gillingham Correlation — Learn how struggling readers flourish when exposed to structured, multi-sensory phonics instruction.

Orton-Gillingham in Action: Video — This short video shows how Reading Horizons, an Orton-Gillingham-based program, is taught in a group setting.


Research on Dyslexia — Click to see how research has shown a strong correlation between dyslexia/deficits in short-term memory and executive functioning in the brain.

Overcoming Dyslexia with Reading Horizons - View information on science-based solutions for overcoming dyslexia at every age.

Different Brain Patterns Seen in Those with Dyslexia — Learn how people with dyslexia show an abnormal pattern of brain function when reading.

Explanation of Dyslexia and Summary of Research — View how research is proving that explicit, systematic phonics can actually help "rewire" the brain and can help dyslexic students learn to read.

The Most Effective Way to Teach Reading — Researchers have concluded that the most effective way to teach reading is through a phonics-based program that teaches the skills necessary to break down and manipulate the sounds that make up words. Click to learn more about what makes reading instruction effective.


Reading Horizons At-Home Dyslexia Solutions — See how the Reading Horizons method is a revolutionary approach to teaching people of all ages to have more confidence while reading.

Dyslexia Solutions — Learn why dyslexia programs that teach phonics systematically and explicitly are the most effective.

Ron Davis and The Gift of Dyslexia — Ron Davis, author of The Gift of Dyslexia, offers extensive insight in this link on overcoming the learning disability of dyslexia. Put his ideas into action with Reading Horizons, which provides the interactive, visual, and explicit teaching methods that help to overcome dyslexia and other learning disorders.

Teaching Children with Dyslexia — What Accommodations Should My Child Have at School? — This article discusses what accommodations schools have for children who struggle with reading.

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