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D S YL X E AI 1. W HAT IS DYSLEXIA ?... “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or.

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1 D S YL X E AI 1

2 W HAT IS DYSLEXIA ?... “Dyslexia” means a disorder of constitutional origin manifested by a difficulty in learning to read, write, or spell, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and sociocultural opportunity. 2

3 C OMMON M YTHS I N D YSLEXIA 3

4 S OME C HARACTERISTICS OF D YSLEXIA : Difficulty reading real words in isolation Difficulty accurately decoding nonsense words Slow, inaccurate, or labored oral reading (low fluency) Difficulty with learning to spell Poor rhyming Poor grasp of abstract ideas (idioms, hyperboles) Confuses small words with other words such as at for to, said for and, or goes for does Difficulty with sound and letter relationships 4

5 C HARACTERISTICS U SUALLY C AUSED BY: Difficulty with the development of phonological awareness, including segmenting, blending, and manipulating sounds in words (student may sound hesitant) Learning the names and letters and their associated sounds Phonological memory (holding sounds, information about words, sight words in memory) Rapid naming of familiar things, letters, colors, and sometimes numbers 5

6 S O … THESE C HILDREN COMMONLY EXPERIENCE : Difficulties with reading comprehension Difficulties with aspects of written composition A limited amount of time spent on reading activities A LOW SELF-ESTEEM! 6

7 I NTERESTINGLY ENOUGH …. These children usually do well orally when it comes to other subject areas like social studies, science, etc. They sometimes have a larger oral expressive vocabulary Dyslexic children will do well with listening comprehension They usually understand math word problems if read aloud Dyslexia students usually have average to high average scores in ability assessments like CogAT or Naglierre. 7

8 A PPS FOR IPADS AND IPHONES snapWordsA-$9.99 ABC Order-$1.99 (alphabetizing words K-6) Dyslite-$12.99 (changes font and backgrounds; colored overlays; optimized for dyslexics) Penultimate Notetaker- (4-12) Dragon Dictation Lite- Free (dictate and will text back what was stated) Boggle and Whirly Word (fun word building games for older children) Phonics games for every rule and pattern (K-6) vBookz- $4.99 (classics read aloud; 4-12) Letter Reflex (practice common reversals; K-6) Cursive Writing- Free Readingrockets.org (other helpful sites, books, blogs, and apps) 8

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10 N ATIONAL D YSLEXIC M ONTH IS IN O CTOBER !!! Ideas for your campus: Do an in-service on dyslexia to heighten awareness Celebration in dyslexia classroom Do a reading night at your school with multisensory centers Hang posters around the school of famous people who have dyslexia 10


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