Although nearly 20% of the United States population has dyslexia, this learning disability is still surprisingly misunderstood. Dyslexia is not a disease that needs to be cured, however, research-based tools like the Orton-Gillingham Approach are designed to expand dyslexic student’s abilities. Read below to discover five things you may not know about dyslexia and expand your understanding of this unique learning challenge.
ReadSourceUnderstanding Dyslexia: 5 Things You May Not Know
With increasing awareness and advancements in research surrounding learning difficulties, dyslexia is more understood than ever before. Unfortunately, misconceptions and myths still exist regarding this language-based learning difference. To better identify and understand dyslexia, it is important to know not only what dyslexia is, but also what it is not. Below, we’ve compiled and debunked the five most common myths about dyslexia.
ReadSource5 Most Common Myths About Dyslexia Debunked
In her opinion article published on the AJC website on Tuesday, April 9, columnist Maureen Downey invited educator Mary Kay Bacallao to share her views on Senate Bill 48, the “Dyslexia Bill,” which was passed by large majorities of the Georgia House and Senate and now awaits Governor Kemp’s signature.
As a board member of the International Dyslexia Association, expert contributor for Made By Dyslexia, Head of School at The Schenck School, one of the oldest and most highly respected elementary schools for students with dyslexia in the country, the father of a dyslexic child and dyslexic myself, I feel compelled to respond.
ReadSourceResponse to April 9, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed