Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can't seem to get.
"..Below I have compiled a list of resources in response to questions from dozens of teachers who asked about dyslexia. I am very excited to see so much enthusiasm for the topic and on behalf of the 10-15% of students with dyslexia everywhere we thank you for taking the time to learn more.
Before we get started, it is necessary to address some frequently asked questions and dispel some popular and pervasive myths:Dyslexia is not a vision problem and cannot be remediated by color overlays or vision therapy. Sure, those may help, but for true dyslexia, an intensive remediation is necessary. People with dyslexia see things the way people without dyslexia do, therefore if vision problems are suspected, they need to be ruled out or remediated before a diagnosis of dyslexia can be made.Reversing letters and numbers is normal through the first grade, after that it is a red flag for dyslexia.Dyslexia occurs on a continuum; one student can have mild dyslexia while his classmate can have severe to profound dyslexia. They both have dyslexia and they both require remediation; one will just need less remediation than the other.Dyslexia can run in families and it is common for a parent to realize they struggled in school when they see their child struggling.There is no ‘cure’ for dyslexia because it is not a disease.Students with dyslexia do qualify under IDEA and dyslexia listed as an eligible condition under the definition for Specific Learning Disability (SLD) – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.Students with dyslexia can and should be identified as early as kindergarten.Dyslexia can be diagnosed by a properly trained professional. However, it is not currently a medical condition and is not usually diagnosed by a pediatrician.Finally and most importantly, dyslexia is real, it exists and it can be remediated by a correctly trained educator using an Orton-Gillngham-based approach...."