Dyslexia Resources

Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia is distinguished from other learning disabilities due to its weakness occurring at the phonological level. Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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. Visit the VDOE Dyslexia webpage for amazing resources and support.

Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide on Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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