“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. 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. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
“DYSLEXIA: The differences are personal, the diagnosis is clinical, the treatment is educational, the understanding is scientific.”— Margaret Byrd Rawson
The purpose of the Dyslexia Handbook is to provide information and guidance for educational professionals, school leaders, families, guardians, and students themselves on the subject of dyslexia.
The Dyslexia Toolkit provides evidence-based assessment and curricular materials focused on learners with dyslexia, those with other specific learning disabilities, as well as students who struggle with reading. The toolkit includes websites, books, videos, podcasts, screeners, training opportunities, and additional reading materials, catering to diverse target audiences.