A disorder in one of more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. May manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.
The International Dyslexia Association’s IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading define what all teachers of reading need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently.
The documentaryThe Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab.
Testing shows that people with dyslexia are no more or less intelligent than the population at large. Having dyslexia makes reading, and sometimes other skills, more difficult to acquire, but having dyslexia is not necessarily a barrier to success.