What is Dyslexia/Specific Learning Disability?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. 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. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.
What is a Specific Learning Disability?
Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz gives a thorough overview of Specific Learning Disability in his video. Those with Specific Learning Disabilities are of average to above average in intelligence and there is a gap between what they are expected to achieve and their performance.
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