What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects twenty percent of the population. It is a phonological deficit that is passed down through generations. Dyslexic students perceive phonemes, the smallest unit of sound, differently than nondyslexic students. Since the prerequisite to reading is phonemic awareness, the brain must be taught how to manipulate sounds in order to properly read.
How can we help?
Despite a neurological approach that has been around since the 1920s, elementary schools are still using, “whole language”. Our English department, here at Sanidas Academy, includes professionals who are fully trained in the Orton Gillingham Approach for teaching and reading to students with dyslexia. This approach is recognized as the most effective way to handle problems with phonemic awareness, and the best counter for issues brought about by dyslexia.
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If you have a child who is struggling to read, spell, write, or comprehend information, please consider Sanidas Academy’s Dyslexia Department.