• Dyslexia Information

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    Arkansas Dyslexia Resource Guide

     

     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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
    ~Adopted by IDA: November 2002

    If you are concerned that your child may have characteristics of dyslexia, please contact your child's school to determine next steps. 


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     Characteristics of Dyslexia
    Underlying Cause: Deficit in the phonological processing (Phonological awareness, phonological
    memory, and\or rapid naming)
    Characteristics:
    • Difficulty reading real words in isolation
    • Difficulty accurately decoding nonsense or unfamiliar words
    • Poor reading fluency (rate, accuracy, labored)
    • Poor spelling
    Outcomes:
    • Difficulty with reading comprehension
    • Reduced reading experience that limits vocabulary and background knowledge
    Arkansas Department of Education Dyslexia Resource Guide, Revised December 2017

     

     

    For questions or comments please contact Chandle Carpenter, LRSD Dyslexia Specialist,  501-447-1060