1.801.553.9156
Dyslexia
dyslexia

The severity of dyslexia, a specific learning disability, can differ in each individual but can affect reading fluency, decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling, and sometimes speech and can exist along with other related disorders. Dyslexia is sometimes referred to as a Language-Based Learning Disability.


Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Experiences decoding errors, especially with the order of letters
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
  • Has trouble with spelling
  • May have difficulty with handwriting
  • Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
  • Has difficulty with written language
  • May experience difficulty with math computations
  • Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
  • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was

Strategies for Dyslexia

  • Provide a quiet area for activities like reading, answering comprehension questions
  • Use books on tape
  • Use books with large print and big spaces between lines
  • Provide a copy of lecture notes
  • Don’t count spelling on history, science or other similar tests
  • Allow alternative forms for book reports
  • Allow the use of a laptop or other computer for in-class essays
  • Use multi-sensory teaching methods
  • Teach students to use logic rather than rote memory
  • Present material in small units

Excerpted from the LDA of California and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute “Q.U.I.L.T.S.” Calendar 2001-2002

Your Child's Needs

These suggestions on how to assist your child and ways to cope yourself are sure to help.

Get help with your child. Find out how

New to LDAU.org?

Check out our Education Group page, and join us for our monthly event!

What's the first step? Start Here
From the blog
Alliance Calls to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in American Children by 2021

May 15, 2017—An alliance of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s health advocates, known as Project TENDR, today issued a call for national goals necessary to eliminate lead poisoning in American children by 2021. In a viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Amer

Do you want to make a difference?

We are expanding our board and committees. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS!! Do you have a passion for helping others? WE NEED YOU! LDAU is run by volunteers who have passion to help others and make a difference in Utah. We are looking for individuals who can help with our website, soc…

Helpful Guide for Parents Looking for the Best way to Help a Child Struggling With Attention Issues

The FDA labels are great for parents wanting to improve the quality of food for their families. Certainly, Fruit Loops don’t look like a health food, but some other foods are more deceptive. Good labeling brings all of that to light, allowing a parent to make the right choices for his or her family. &…

Most Recent Version of Tests

Best practice in assessing children for special education services requires that examiners use the most recent version of tests. If an older version is used, the examiner is responsible for stating why the older version is a better choice for the particular purpose it is employed. In working with a…

Tell Congress – Kids Need Safe Products!

No child should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their sippy cups, shampoo, or mattress. Toxic chemicals in household products are linked to learning disabilities, autism, cancer, and other health problems. Over a quarter of learning and developmental disabilities are caused in whole or in part…

LDAU.org Newsletter

To receive a one-time, complementary newsletter from ldau.org, please subscribe.

Social Streams & Feed
LDAU.org

PO Box 900726,
Sandy,
UT 84090-0726

1.801.553.9156