Dyslexia Advocacy Group

                                                                   of the Carolinas

IEP and Advocacy Specialist

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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.”                                   

                                                -International Dyslexia Association     

Dyslexia is NOT reading backwards nor is it a disease.  Dyslexia IS  something you are born with, it often runs in families.  People with dyslexia are not lazy or stupid, most are have average or above average intelligence. Dyslexics often work 3 times harder than the average student.