This is from Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and it explains what dyslexia is. It isn't just mixing up letters in words, saw and seeing was for example, which is what I thought dyslexia was and many people think dyslexia is. The biggest thing about dyslexia, and probably what makes it the hardest for schools to understand it is that dyslexia is different in everyone that gets diagnosed with it. Dyslexia is a spectrum, one child can have mild dyslexia and another can be severe. The important thing to remember is this, 20%. 1 in 5 students have dyslexia. 1 in 5! That means in the average classroom there are probably 2 or 3 kids in that classroom with dyslexia.
This blog will be filled with information on dyslexia. Lots of shared links and even some personal stories. Dr. kelli Sandman Hurley is my hero. She has done a lot for dyslexia and dyslexia awareness. You will see her articles often. Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Dr. Tracy Zaretsky more names you will read more about on here.
Welcome to The Dyslexia Spot.