Does Your Student Have Dyslexia?

The Facts About Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Disorder (often called a learning disability) which is a lifelong neurologically based condition that affects the way a person processes information (see wiring of brain image below).

In order to be diagnosed with dyslexia, there must be evidence of the following:

  • At least average intellectual functioning.
  • A significant information processing deficit.
  • A significant discrepancy between ability and academics in reading.

Common Symptoms

  • Poor phonics skills
  • Difficulty with accurate or fluent word recognition
  • Poor spelling
  • Slowed reading
  • Limited reading comprehension

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More Information

For more information, visit PANDA’S website.

Have more questions? Contact Wendy Sweeney at PANDA: [email protected] or 763-504-4095