Dyslexia Digest

Haggard Middle School

Welcome to Haggard's Dyslexia Digest!

If you are a student with dyslexia or a parent of a student with dyslexia, check out this S'More!

You will find information on important subjects such as current research on dyslexia, helpful technology tools, and accommodations.

What is dyslexia?

Here is the definition provided by the International Dyslexia Association:

“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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002. Many state education codes, including New Jersey, Ohio and Utah, have adopted this definition. Learn more about how consensus was reached on this definition: Definition Consensus Project.

Famous People Who Have Dyslexia

Many very smart, successful, and even famous people have dyslexia. Click here for a list of some of them!