Dyslexia

DYSLEXIA
is not what you think.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • At least 1 in 5 people struggle with reading?

  • Many intelligent people find reading difficult?

  • The most common reason people have a hard time with reading, is because they are dyslexic?


Statistics
  • E-Readers help some dyslexic students.  E-readers can help some people with dyslexia improve reading comprehension and speed.  Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics studied more than 100 high school students with dyslexia.  They found improved reading results when students switched from paper to E-readers.  They believe the shorter lines displayed on electronic devices help students with limited attention spans and with dyslexia.   (Sten Walstrom, KREM News, September 19, 2013) 

What You Can Do
  • Books for Kids with Dyslexia.  Kids who have autism or dyslexia really enjoy reading the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books.  These books tell the stories of childhood.  The pictures in the books give the kids little islands to swim to and provide context.  They can look at the picture and read the text to get some context from that feedback.  Some of these books have been made into movies.  (Jeff Kinney, author, "The Power of Wimpy," CBS Morning News, October 31, 2016)  
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Meadow Brook

W 505 Riverside Ste 528
Spokane, WA
509-443-1737 or 1 800 371 6028
info@MeadowbrookEducation.com
http://www.meadowbrook-education.com