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Letters mixed up on a blue background - resources for dyslexia

Dyslexia Toolkit

Understood is a toolkit created by National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) for learning and attention issues.

Discussion Around Dyslexia

Contrary to popular belief, being diagnosed with dyslexia can be a good thing. The following articles explain the benefits of being dyslexic.

The Upside of Dyslexia
Opinion, The New York Times

The Reality of Dyslexia, Millions Struggle
Letters to the Editior, The New York Times

New Research from Yale University: Screening dyslexia in kindergarten and 1st grade

Efficient, user-friendly assessment for grades K-1 created by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, global leader in dyslexia research and advocacy.

Common Myths About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is rare.
Dyslexia touches about 23% of the population.

Dyslexics will not succeed in life.
A great majority of dyslexics have invented or done something great for humanity.

Dyslexia will prevent your child from succeeding.
Your child should succeed not despite dyslexia but because of it.

Dyslexia: Why the Confusion? Dyslexics are learning disabled.
Dyslexics can also be learning disabled but usually they only become learning disabled because of ineffective teaching.

It is difficult to diagnose.
It is easy once we know what we are looking for.

Reading difficulties disappears with age.
Not if it’s dyslexia.

Repeating a school grade can remove dyslexia.
To do more of the same that made you fail in the first place.

Dyslexia is limited to those who reverse letters or numbers.
Only 10% of dyslexics reverses letters.

Dyslexia is caused by parents who do not read to their children.
Some parents read often to their children, some are writers, own book shops, are translators, etc.

Dyslexia cannot be diagnosed until a child is in third-grade.
It should be diagnosed in kindergarten.

Only a psychologist can assess individuals with dyslexia.
Only if he has received training in the assessment of people with dyslexia.

Source: Brazeau-Ward, Louise, “I’m confused, is it dyslexia or is it learning disability?“, Canadian Dyslexia Centre, 2003.

Professional Dyslexia Organizations

The International Dyslexia Association

The Pennsylvania Branch of The International Dyslexia Association

The Learning Disabilities Association of America