Topic: Dyslexia

Definition

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

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Explore dyslexia legislation and related initiatives in the United States of America.

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation
Audience: 
Parents & Families, Schools & Districts, State Agencies

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. Individuals with dyslexia often have difficulty with phonological processing, spelling, or rapid visual-verbal responding. Importantly, dyslexia is related to reading difficulties, not difficulties that arise from intellectual functioning.

Topic: 
Dyslexia
Audience: 
Schools & Districts

Studies report fundamental differences in brain development and activation patterns between individuals with dyslexia and those without.

Topic: 
Dyslexia
Audience: 
Schools & Districts
State Policy and Dyslexia

The characteristics of dyslexia legislation.

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation
Audience: 
Schools & Districts

Expert: Donald Compton, Ph.D

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Identification, Screening
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: Susan Lowell

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: John Gabrieli Ph.D.

Topic: 
Dyslexia
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: Guinevere Eden Ph.D.

Topic: 
Dyslexia
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: Evelyn Johnson, Ph.D

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Identification
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: Susan Lowell

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Legislation
Audience: 
Parents & Families

Expert: Jack Fletcher, Ph.D.

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Interventions
Audience: 
Schools & Districts
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This paper aims to provide an overview and some insight into what is known about screening for dyslexia. Section I provides a brief overview of “what is dyslexia” and the importance of screening for dyslexia risk. In Section II of this paper, we discuss the neurological and behavioral aspects relevant to dyslexia as well as the emerging research in both areas. Section III provides a robust presentation of viewpoints and considerations for best practices in behavioral screening.

Topic: 
Dyslexia, Screening
Audience: 
Schools & Districts, State Agencies

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