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Dyslexia
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Dyslexia
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  • 1. Dyslexia Cody Morrison
  • 2. What is Dyslexia?
    • It is a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) that is neurological in origin
    • The most common traits of Dyslexia?
      • Having difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition
      • Having poor spelling
      • Having poor decoding abilities
  • 3. Dyslexia Stats
    • 13-14% of children nationwide have a disability that qualifies under Special Ed. Law
      • Of this percentage, half, or 6-7% have a LD
      • About 85% of that 6-7% have a LD involving reading, or 5.1%
    • As many as 15-20 percent of people have some symptoms of dyslexia
  • 4. Age of onset
    • A person is typically born with dyslexia
  • 5. Causes
    • Exact causes unclear; Scientists are investigating possibilities such as:
      • Genetic Factors
      • Is dyslexia inherited?
  • 6. Treatments
    • Multi-sensory instruction
    • Structured practice with immediate feedback and word correction
    • Intensive remediation; Lindamood-Bell, Orton-Gillingham (OG) based programs
  • 7. Implications for School
    • Dyslexia requires intensive remediation
    • Student qualifies for an IEP
  • 8. Educational Strategies
    • Allow extra time to complete tasks
    • Assistance with note-taking
    • Allow different forms of testing
  • 9. Research
    • Attempting to discover the biological and genetic bases of learning disabilities
    • An increased understanding of the processes behind it is needed
  • 10. Assistive Technology
    • Audiobooks
    • Books on Tape
    • Text-to-Speech programs (Kurzweil)
    • Speech-to-Text programs (Dragon)
  • 11. Long Term Prognosis
    • Can be remediated but never cured
  • 12. References
    • http://www.interdys.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/Definition.pdf
    • http://www.interdys.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/BasicsFactSheet.pdf
    • http://www.interdys.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/TestingandEvaluation.pdf
    • http://www.interdys.org/ewebeditpro5/upload/MSLTeaching.pdf
    • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dyslexia/DS00224/DSECTION=causes

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