Characteristics of Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

  • There are many misconceptions about dyslexia. The earlier students are identified, the greater chance they will have at succeeding in school with the appropriate core instruction and reading intervention.

  • Dyslexic students will not present with all the symptoms on the lists provided. The checklists are meant as guides to help refer students for proper diagnostic testing. It is also important to remember that not all dyslexics will have the same challenges. This is why appropriate progress monitoring of the important sub-skills of reading and diagnostic testing for those students not making adequate progress is necessary to ensure that the most effective interventions are given.

  • One of the biggest challenges dyslexic students face are schools not recognizing the symptoms of dyslexia and administering remediation strategies that do not address the core deficits of this learning disability.

  • Dyslexic students will also amplify problems with the core curriculum.