Dyslexia is a central educational issue teachers face today. According to The International Dyslexia Association®, dyslexia may affect as much as 15% to 20% of the population. With widespread screening now available, empowering teachers with the right professional learning and instructional resources is critical to address the needs of students with dyslexia in the classroom. Lexia solutions can help.
Early intervention and the right instruction is essential for students with dyslexia.
How can we best support the needs of students with dyslexia?
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is generally defined as a disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read but does not affect general intelligence. Students with dyslexia—much like students with many other learning disabilities—benefit from an explicit, systematic reading program. Educators who understand the foundational skills affected by dyslexia can better help students become more fluent readers.
Your Solution for Students with Dyslexia
Lexia ® was founded in 1984 by Bob Lemire to provide reading intervention for students with language-based learning difficulties like dyslexia. Today, Lexia offers a wide range of professional learning and Structured Literacy instructional programs based on the science of reading. Our evidenced-based solutions help educators create personalized learning paths for students of all ability levels, but are essential for students with dyslexia.
Research shows that students with dyslexia benefit from an explicit, systematic reading program.
Teaching Students with Dyslexia
Lexia’s LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Suite is professional learning rooted in the science of reading that empowers teachers with proven ways to teach people with dyslexia how to read. LETRS provides educators and administrators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading. It teaches the skills needed to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language—and how to apply these skills to support students with dyslexia.
Putting The Science of Reading into Practice
Lexia’s explicit, systematic programs, like Lexia® Core5® Reading, provide students a Structured Literacy approach to the six areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, structured analysis, automaticity/fluency, and comprehension. Informed by the science of reading, Core5 Reading creates individualized learning paths to support students of all ability levels, including students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities such as Developmental Language Disorders (DLD). After one year, users with dyslexia and other reading and language-based disabilities were two times more likely to be proficient readers than non-users.
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