Reading Ability of Dyslexic Students

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. So how much does dyslexia impact success in the classroom and society?

Dyslexia is sometimes known as a reading disorder where individuals have trouble despite normal intelligence. Neuroscience research has provided a biological and genetic explanation for dyslexic behavior, and there is research being conducted to further understand how the wiring of someone with dyslexia is disrupted.

Research today has led to early intervention and specific reading techniques for individuals. Reading needs to continue to be addressed as a top classroom priority. Dyslexic students are more likely to drop out of school than their non-dyslexic peers.

Dyslexic students’ true intelligence should never be measured solely by their reading ability. Every individual deserves the opportunity to receive an education where reading opens the door to possibilities. Words have the power to impact the way we view the world. The more we read, the better students and leaders we become.

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