The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association states:
"Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological 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 experiences that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
LISD Dyslexia Services
In Language Science Class we use the Multisensory Teaching Approach, which places primary emphasis on the 85 percent of the English language which is phonetically reliable for reading and spelling. There are four major areas of study: alphabet and dictionary skills, reading, spelling, and cursive handwriting. We also work on fluency and comprehension. Our class is fast paced and high energy to meet the needs of our multi-talented students.