What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.

Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

This definition was adopted by the IDA Board of Directors on Nov 12, 2002 and is included in Chapter 14 of Title 6A of the New Jersey Administrative Code.

Click to learn more about the Early Warning Signs of Dyslexia.

Brain imaging research has revealed anatomical and functional differences in typically developing readers and in children and adults with dyslexia.

Image from the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (www.dyslexia.yale.edu)

Click to learn more about Dyslexia and the Brain.

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ATTN NJ Families and Educators! Join us & Reading League New Jersey next Tuesday, August 15th at 12 pm to learn about the National Center on Improving Literacy! The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a federally funded literacy center that supports translating research, developing resources, and disseminating evidence-based practices to improve literacy outcomes for all learners, including students with or at risk for reading disabilities like dyslexia.In this brief webinar, you'll learn about NCIL's mission, priorities, and work, including all the amazing resources and services that can be turn-keyed and implemented in your own school. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with other literacy professionals. You don't want to miss this session. It will spark ideas and offer tangible resources to share widely this school year - Get a jump start on planning for your PTA, SEPAG, Parent-Teacher, and Staff PD Meetings!Registration Link: bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2HIsGgnTTv6cXETlgMcSxA ... See MoreSee Less
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New preprint paper from The Florida Center for Reading Research by Drs. Hugh Catts and Tiffany P. Hogan: "Dyslexia: An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of diagnosis and treatment." Read it here: fcrr.org/sites/g/files/upcbnu2836/files/media/PDFs/Catts_Hogan_preprint.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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