OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH

What is Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a brain-based (i.e., neurobiological) learning disability that inhibits a person’s ability to read. Primary areas of difficulty are word recognition and reading fluency, spelling, and writing.

While we have learned that dyslexia affects individuals differently, depending on the degree of their condition and the effectiveness of instruction or remediation they have received, we have also found that we can successfully teach individuals with dyslexia to read. Early identification is ideal, but it is never too late. Appropriate assistance is critical, and explicit, multisensory language instruction is a key to success.

Wilson uses teaching methods that are effective with students with dyslexia to meet our goal of helping these individuals to become independent readers, allowing them to achieve success both in school and in life.

Understanding & Achieving

Students with dyslexia need to be identified early and receive appropriate instruction from a skilled educator who can help them make gains in reading and writing. Such accomplishments strengthen students’ beliefs in what they can accomplish. Students, parents, and educators benefit from becoming knowledgeable about dyslexia, sharing that information with others, and even taking on advocacy roles.

Understood.org held a panel discussion called, “Dyslexia Understood: Research, Instruction and Awareness.” The panel included top experts on dyslexia, who discussed the latest developments in brain research and instructional methods, and addressed how those advances can help children and their families. The panelists include Barbara Wilson, cofounder of Wilson Language Training. To view the recording, click here.

Self-advocacy also plays an important role in a student’s education. Listen to educator Dan Moriarty speak about the importance of teaching students how to speak with confidence about their dyslexia. Such confidence allows students to advocate for themselves.

from: WILSON LANGUAGE TRAINING http://www.wilsonlanguage.com/dyslexia/

Learn About the Action Alert“Why is it important to say ‘dyslexia’?”

Visit the DECODING DYSLEXIA VIRGINIA Community    facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DecodingDyslexiaVirginia?fref=ts

Learn more about the READ Act

View Bill overview at Open Congress   https://www.opencongress.org/bill/hr3033-114/text