• Dyslexia Fact Sheet

    What is Dyslexia?

    • Difficulty reading single words in isolation
    • Difficulty accurately decoding nonsense or unfamiliar words
    • Slow, inaccurate, or labored oral reading (lack of reading fluency)
    • Phonological memory
    • Learning the names and letters and their associated sounds
    • Rapid naming of familiar objects, colors, or letter of the alphabet

    What is Dyslexia Therapy?

    Dyslexia Therapy is a program for students who have an educational identification of dyslexia. These students have average to above average ability and struggle with reading, written expression, spelling or a combination of these.

    Students who are assessed for dyslexia are evaluated under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If the student is found to have an educational need in addition to the disability of dyslexia, the 504 committee develops a plan which the teacher implements to provide accommodations. Teachers receive copies at the beginning of each year.

    Dyslexia Therapy is a multi-sensory phonics-based program beginning with the very simple and moving to the very complex of the English language. Dyslexia Therapists receive specialized training in Academic Language Therapy.