LDS Welcomes New Associate Director of Learning Support, Melissa Sager
LDS welcomes Melissa Sager to the team as our new Associate Director of Learning Support.Learn More
Dyslexia is a learning difference that is neurobiological in nature, makes reading difficult, and may also interfere with recognizing, spelling, writing, and decoding words. Often genetically inherited, dyslexia is by far the most common learning difference, affecting at least 10% of the population and representing 80% or more of all those with learning differences.
Learn to spot the signs that your child may have dyslexia. Please note the below are potential signs, but there is no substitute to speaking with a professional to obtain specific advice and, where warranted, assessments for your child or loved one.
A preschool child might:
An elementary school child might:
In secondary school, a teenager might:
At LDS, we support learners with suspected or diagnosed dyslexia with specialized one-to-one instruction, because we understand that children with dyslexia learn in a different way. Our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) programs are effective because we create interventions based on each learner’s unique needs and strengths. One methodology does not fit all, so LDS draws on different methodologies to create an individualized instruction plan that fosters each student’s learning.
In supporting individuals with dyslexia, early intervention is key. Our Resources and Contacts page features our assessment tools and a list of several providers able to assess or diagnose dyslexia and other learning differences.
For more information about our programs, click here.
– Sofia Lopez-Nakashima, Case Manager and Instructor
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