Dyslexia affects roughly 15% of children and is a complex learning disability that is often misunderstood. We found this article to be an excellent source of information, including several helpful resources. Be sure to click on the simulation kit, which shows how children with dyslexia experience reading, writing, and processing.
Dyslexia Red Flags
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity has complied detailed lists of dyslexia red flags according to age.
How Can Speech Language Therapy Help a Child with Dyslexia?
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) can be an integral part of both assessing and treating children with dyslexia. SLPs are trained to help children with challenges such as language comprehension, articulation of speech and ideas, auditory processing, and short-term memory—all of which are commonly associated with dyslexia. SLPs can also collaborate with families, teachers, and other members of a child’s support team to ensure that a child with dyslexia is receiving comprehensive intervention.
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