Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words.
Dyslexia occurs in children with normal vision and intelligence. It is a condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. A child who struggles with spelling may be struggling with dyslexia. Sometimes dyslexia goes undiagnosed for years and isn’t recognized until adulthood.
There’s no cure for dyslexia. It’s a lifelong condition caused by inherited traits that affect how your brain works. However, most children with dyslexia can succeed in school with tutoring or a specialized education program. Emotional support also plays an important role.
Lake Michigan Academy helps students with dyslexia by:
- Providing assessments to determine the best practice in instruction.
- Using programs that systematically teach phonics
- Using multi-sensory approaches to learning
- Giving extra time to complete assignments
- Providing electronic methods for writing and reading
- Offering accommodations for organizational supports