The Dyslexia Center at A+ Solutions
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a disorder that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. These difficulties lead readers to over-rely on context and guess at words, resulting in slow reading and difficulties with accuracy and prosody, all of which can affect comprehension.
- Dyslexia runs in families.
- Dyslexia can be mild or moderate for some, but severe for others.
- Dyslexia has nothing to do with a person’s level of intelligence.
- Dyslexia affects 20% of the population.
- Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual abilities.
- Dyslexia is a lifelong condition, but with evidence-based intervention and accommodations, students with dyslexia will achieve success.
- Dyslexia has nothing to do with not working hard enough.
Signs of Dyslexia:
Some of the signs of dyslexia include, but are not limited to the following:
- Mixing up sounds and symbols in long words.
- Slow to make the connections between letters and sounds.
- Confusion of left versus right.
- Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of first grade- d for b.
- Recency Effect- when a word is pronounced in the reverse order with the most recent sound vocalized first- pit for tip.
- Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading.
- Terrible spelling.
- Can’t remember sight words or homonyms.
- Word finding difficulty when speaking.
- Poor written expression- a large discrepancy between verbal skills and written composition.
- If you suspect your child has dyslexia, visit our Identifying Dyslexia page for more information on our screening and assessment options.
- For information about tutoring that works for students with dyslexia, visit our Dyslexia Intervention page.
- For any other questions about dyslexia, or for a free consultation, contact Elizabeth Hipwell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 216.896.0111.