According to the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, Dyslexia is a specific learning disability which is neurological 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 which 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 which can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
For more information about Dyslexia and how your child can be helped, please contact your school counselor.