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Learning About Your Child’s Reading Development

Learning to read is difficult and does not happen naturally. It requires explicit and systematic instruction, which is especially important for struggling readers. Learning to read involves many different skills that must be taught to your child. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will help your child learn to read.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

Definition

A brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read.

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Susan Lowell
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Category: 
Legislation & Policy
Topic: 
Dyslexia

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