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What is Dyslexia?

“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.


Navigating dyslexia can be a challenging task, but we can provide resources to help make the experience easier. We are lucky to live in a time where there are proven therapeutic techniques that can help your child not only excel in school, but have the personal confidence they deserve.

The International Dyslexia Association is a wealth of information for all individuals with dyslexia and their families and educators. Their resources are provided for everyone from those new to dyslexia to adults who have been diagnosed for years.

Sounds in Syllables provides a time tested technique for working with dyslexia for all individuals. This program utilizes a methodical approach to managing and improving dyslexia.

The University of Florida Literacy Institute is dedicated to providing literacy resources for all. In particular, their parent hub is a resource rich location for finding programs, information and age-appropriate information.

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