This toolkit helps parents and educators learn about dyslexia and how to support the literacy development of students with dyslexia.
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Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. For individuals with dyslexia, specific portions of the brain typically associated with important reading processes may not function in the same ways that they do in individuals without dyslexia.
Studies report fundamental differences in brain development and activation patterns between individuals with dyslexia and those without.
Breaking down the truth about Dyslexia.
Signs of typical reading development and possible indicators of risk for dyslexia.
Ask the Experts
Find out what experts have to say about dyslexia.
Expert: Guinevere Eden Ph.D.
Expert: Susan Lowell
Expert: Jack Fletcher, Ph.D.
Expert: John Gabrieli Ph.D.
What is Dyslexia?
To better understand the experiences of students with dyslexia, and how we can support them, it is important to develop an understanding of what dyslexia is. Explore these resources to learn more about what dyslexia is.
What Causes Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Explore these resources to find out what research says about what causes and does not cause dyslexia.
What are the Effects of Dyslexia?
Explore these resources to learn more about what the effects of dyslexia are, and ways to support students with dyslexia.
The research reported here is funded by awards to the National Center on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office of Special Education Programs (Award #: S283D160003). The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of OESE, OSEP, or the U.S. Department of Education. Copyright © 2020 National Center on Improving Literacy. https://improvingliterarcy.org