Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin caused by different wiring of the brain. 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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. With the right instruction most individuals with dyslexia can learn to read and go on to accomplish great things.
There is no relationship to general intelligence and individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population.
For more information please refer to the International Dyslexia Association
The multi-sensory approach engages learners through visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile techniques. The learning sequence is systematic and takes the student step-by-step from basic concepts that progress to more complex language functions.
The Phono-Graphix reading method has been proven 98% effective at addressing reading problems at any age or ability level. Phono-Graphix is research based, developmentally appropriate, simple and concrete, It uses a phonetic-linguistic approach to teaching reading.
For more information refer to Phono-Graphix
In order to make progress, OG students need to attend for at least 2 sessions per/wk. Math Students can attend from 1 to more sessions per week depending on level of support that's needed.
Andrea Galvin is a Service Provider for the Autism Funding Branch and Self Design Home Learning
In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district near Columbus, Ohio discovered their children had something in common - they could not read. They were languishing in a reading intervention program and their dyslexia was not being identified or remediated as is required by federal law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The group banded together to form the grassroots organization, Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia (UA-KID). Together they filed a systemic, group complaint with the Ohio Department of Education and the district was found in violation on all three allegations. Then, they formed a partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together. This film was made to offer a roadmap for parents to advocate on behalf of all children.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome.
-Girard Sagmiller, "Dyslexia My Life"