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)

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Check out the recording of Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy Assessment: Which One is Right for my Child? webinar, which is available for on-demand viewing. You will compare common neuropsychological vs. language/literacy assessment batteries, discuss assessment components relevant to intervention and why remediation goals should be a vital part of every assessment, and more. Presenter is Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP, of Smart Speech Therapy LLC.
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Happening in one hour -- details below!Join The Reading League's Coffee and Tea with the NRP on Saturday, December 19th 9-10 AM as we conclude the paired study between the National Reading Panel and The Reading League's September/October Journal: Report of the National Reading Panel: 20 Years Later

The Reading League Pennsylvania will facilitate the discussion on Teacher Education.

Joining us will be an esteemed panel of representatives from higher education colleges/universities.

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