Dyslexia is a learning disability impacting language skills, particularly reading skills. Although most people think of dyslexia as writing letters backwards, for example, writing a "d" as a "b", there is much more to this LD. It impacts how someone processes information and in addition to reading, individuals have difficulty with rhyming, phonetics, spelling and writing.
Dyslexia is diagnosed through a formal assessment. It is treated through classroom accommodations and modifications as well as remedial education. A multi-sensory, structured language approach has been found to be most effective.
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Published On: July 22, 2010