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The Dyslexia Program provides training and regional assistance to districts, charter schools and parents in the area of Dyslexia. Most current definition of Dyslexia: it is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. Adopted by the IDA Board, November 2002. This definition is also used by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 2002.

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2021 Dyslexia Handbook

Statewide Dyslexia Office at Region X
Region 10 houses the State lead for dyslexia providing state assistance to districts, charter schools, universities, parents, service centers, and other entities in the area of dyslexia.

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Chryseis Baker

Education Specialist