• Region 10 invites you to attend our Dyslexia Parent Night in the PHS Auditorium on

    October 8th from 6-8 p.m. 

     

    Learn how to support your child with strategies from a parent perspective. 

     

    Region 10 Dyslexia Connects

    Building Independence & Confidence

     

    Parent Dyslexia County Connection October 2019  

     


  • Characteristics of Dyslexiadyslexia-person reading image

    Students identified as having dyslexia typically experience primary difficulties in phonological awareness, including phonemic awareness and manipulation, single-word reading, reading fluency, and spelling. Consequences may include difficulties in reading comprehension and/or written expression. These difficulties in phonological awareness are unexpected for the student’s age and educational level and are not primarily the result of language difference factors. Additionally, there is often a family history of similar difficulties.

    The following are the primary reading/spelling characteristics of dyslexia:

    • Difficulty reading words in isolation
    • Difficulty accurately decoding unfamiliar words
    • Difficulty with oral reading (slow, inaccurate, or labored without prosody)  
    • Difficulty spelling

    It is important to note that individuals demonstrate differences in degree of impairment and may not exhibit all of the characteristics above

    The reading/spelling characteristics are most often associated with the following:

    • Segmenting, blending, and manipulating sounds in words (phonemic awareness)
    • Learning the names of letters and their associated sounds
    • Holding information about sounds and words in memory (phonological memory)
    • Rapidly recalling the names of familiar objects, colors, or letters of the alphabet (rapid naming)

    Consequences of dyslexia may include the following:

    • Variable difficulty with aspects of reading comprehension
    • Variable difficulty with aspects of written language
    • A limited vocabulary growth due to reduced reading experience

    Source:  The Dyslexia Handbook, 2018 Update