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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DYSLEXIA?

By Ashley Brooks | December 31, 2020

The symptoms displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using language, primarily written language. It is a myth that individuals with dyslexia “read backward,” although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble pairing letter symbols and sounds along with struggling in other areas. Problems experienced by people with…

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HOW IS DYSLEXIA DIAGNOSED?

By Ashley Brooks | December 31, 2020

A comprehensive evaluation typically includes intellectual and academic achievement testing as well as an assessment of the critical underlying language skills that are closely linked to dyslexia. These include but are not limited to receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) language skills, phonological skills including phonemic awareness, and the ability to rapidly name letters and numbers.…

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DYSLEXIA?

By Ashley Brooks | December 31, 2020

The impact that dyslexia has is different for each person and depends on the severity of the disorder. The core difficulty is with word recognition and reading fluency, spelling, and writing. Some individuals with dyslexia manage to learn early reading and spelling tasks, especially with excellent instruction but later experience their most debilitating problems when…

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WHAT CAUSES DYSLEXIA?

By Ashley Brooks | December 31, 2020

The exact causes of dyslexia are still not completely clear but anatomical and brain imagery studies show differences in the way the brain of a person with dyslexia develops in utero and functions with learning. Dyslexia is not due to either lack of intelligence or desire to learn; with appropriate teaching methods, students with dyslexia…

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WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

By Ashley Brooks | December 31, 2020

Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.

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Red Flag Checklist

By Ashley Brooks | December 21, 2020

Thank you to the Schenck School / The Resource Center for this valuable document.

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Thank you for visiting this site to learn more about dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

Resources found on this website are listed as a service to our community as the Gates School is a dyslexia resource hub for students, families, educators, and other community members.

Fact Sheets and other resources from the International Dyslexia Association.

Serving the Charleston community by providing OG training and intervention, professional development, parent education, and dyslexia advocacy.

The South Carolina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association provides well- organized information and resources, including referrals for evaluative testing and student assessments.

is a grassroots movement driven by SC families to educate, advocate, and legislate for children and people with dyslexia.

A network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. Keep up with the latest news here through each state’s Facebook page.

Dedicated to increasing awareness, education, and research into the strengths and talents of people with dyslexia. Includes informational videos.

Tips, ideas, activities, materials, website links, and other resources related to dyslexia.

The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.

Repository for cutting-edge educational practice and learning. Use the search tool for information specifically about dyslexia and learning differences.

A comprehensive guide to understanding learning and attention issues.

Provides resources for dyslexia, including a list of schools serving students with language-learning differences.

A resource site dedicated to learning and attention issues, including specific resources dedicated to dyslexia.

A leading source for research and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

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