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MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia [downloadable]

Millions of Americans struggle to read and it’s often because they have dyslexia. An estimated five to 20 percent of kids are dyslexic but some don’t realize it. These students’ dyslexia go unnoticed and they struggle in school with feelings of inadequacy. Others fight to get basic services required by federal law.

There are countless stories of dyslexic students who feel frustrated by their struggles with reading and act out in schools. It’s so important for parents, educators and students to understand the signs of dyslexia and find ways to help.

MindShift reporter Holly Korbey created the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia to help deepen our understanding of this topic.

Who Is This Guide For?

  • Adult caregivers of children/young people who are or may be dyslexic
    • Parents and adult family members
    • Public and private school educators (K-12 teachers; instructors at colleges, community colleges, and universities)
  • Teachers who work with non-native English language speakers of any age
  • Therapists and those in helping professions who seek a basic understanding
  • Workplace managers who may be supervising dyslexic adults
  • Adults who are diagnosed with dyslexia
  • Adults who think they may be dyslexic or who have a friend who might be
  • Anyone who is interested in an introductory level of understanding about dyslexia, wants to understand some of the issues better, or is interested in resources curated for this level of discussion

What Does the Guide Cover?

In this guide, you’ll learn about:

  • How to recognize dyslexia in children, including multilingual English Language Learners
  • Teaching techniques for educators
  • Helpful technology aids
  • How parents can prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting   
  • How adults with dyslexia managed their education experience

Download a printable PDF of the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia.

Source: MindShift |The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia, https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/54743/the-mindshift-guide-to-understanding-dyslexia | © 2019 KQED INC
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