What are the characteristics of dyslexia?
Generally, individuals with dyslexia have trouble reading and spelling words. However, they often have excellent comprehension of spoken language.
Individuals with dyslexia often exhibit difficulties in the following areas:
Difficulty with Reading and Written Expression (all people with dyslexia have trouble with reading and writing)
Difficulty with Oral Language (Some students with dyslexia exhibit oral language problems)
How can dyslexia be treated?
Students with dyslexia need a special kind of reading program that includes training in phonological awareness and provides systematic, structured instruction in phonics. Typical phonics programs will not generally be effective for students with dyslexia.