Dyslexia Awareness Month
Students may have difficulty in one or more of the following areas.
- reading words in isolation
- accurately decoding unfamiliar words
- oral reading fluency
- segmenting/blending and manipulating sounds (phonemic awareness)
- retaining sounds and words (phonological memory)
- rapidly recalling names or letters or objects (rapid naming)
When To Evaluate
Spelling and Dyslexia
Spelling is a challenge for people with dyslexia. The International Dyslexia Association provides a fact sheet explaining why people with dyslexia have trouble spelling, how to find out the reasons a particular child has this difficulty, and how to help children with dyslexia spell better.
How Teachers Can Build a Word Rich Life for Dyslexics
"Reading is harder and slower for dyslexic students. Consequently, they typically read less. If they are to keep up with their peers academically, then it is imperative to find additional ways to expose them to as many words and ideas as possible."
- Kyle Reford