Dyslexia is extremely common, affecting one in five people and representing 80–90 percent of all learning disabilities. Unfortunately, teacher education programs typically provide little instruction on how to best support dyslexic students, leaving educators in the dark about everything from screening to diagnosis to effective reading programs and accommodations. While this needs to change, there is much you can do in your own school or classroom to ensure that dyslexic students get the help they need to reach their full potential.

Start by being aware of signs of dyslexia, helping to identify children who might have dyslexia, and supporting students with evidence-based approaches to remediating dyslexia. In this section of the website you’ll learn about cutting-edge methods for screening, identifying and supporting dyslexic students; you’ll read about schools that have created a culture where dyslexic students can thrive; and you’ll hear from other educators who share their inspiring stories about how simple but critical strategies and tools made all the difference for dyslexic kids.

What makes me feel so good about coming to work every day is that I know what I’m doing for dyslexic kids will help all my kids. There is no doubt in my mind.

– – Laurie Luckmann, a first grade teacher, Morningside Elementary, Atlanta, GA

What could a dyslexic look like in a classroom?

Successful dyslexics recall their classroom misadventures
-all indicated signs of dyslexia

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