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Cypress Dyslexia therapy and tutoring


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 with reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.                                                                                                                                       




  Common Dyslexia Myths:

Myth #1:  Dyslexia is seeing words backward or having words move around on the page.

Fact:  Dyslexia is a language-processing disorder, not a visual disorder.  Evidence based treatments for dyslexia are designed to work with the language processing areas of the brain to improve connections related to phonological awareness, decoding skills, and language comprehension.

Myth #2:  Dyslexia can't be diagnosed until a child is at least in third grade.

Fact:  Dyslexia can be diagnosed as young as age 5. There is also research being done with preschool aged children who exhibit signs of dyslexia. Early intervention is the key.

Myth #3:  Children with dyslexia will eventually learn to read when they are ready. They just need more time.

Fact:  Most children with dyslexia are trying and want to learn to read. Many are frustrated at being told to "try harder".  Their brain will not learn to read the same way as a typical child. Dyslexic children need explicit, structured, individualized instruction in order to master reading and writing. The earlier a child receives intervention, the more likely he / she is to read on grade level. The later a child starts interventions, the more likely he is to lag behind academically.

Signs of Dyslexia
Click the links for more information about Dyslexia
The International Dyslexia Association has many resources for dyslexia.
The Houston branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
Special Education information for parents of students with dyslexia.
Neuhaus Education Center is a resource for people with dyslexia.
The Reading League helps with dyslexia.
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