What is dyslexia? A language-based disability, dyslexia is the technical term for when the brain processes language in an untraditional manner. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty with word recognition, spelling, and decoding. Without enhanced instruction, dyslexia often results in reduced reading comprehension and vocabulary growth.
According to recent studies, one in five children struggle with dyslexia. Many of these children are not identified and even fewer receive the proper instruction needed to overcome their symptoms.
Children with dyslexia are often falsely labeled as lazy or stupid. In reality, they are often very bright, but their struggles with dyslexia impede their comprehension of the material and leave them feeling frustrated and inadequate. With enhanced instruction, children can overcome their dyslexic struggles and become very successful individuals.