ERIC Number: ED542605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 48
Dyslexia: A Brief for Educators, Parents, and Legislators in Florida. FCRR Technical Report #8
Torgesen, Joseph K.; Foorman, Barbara R.; Wagner, Richard K.
Florida Center for Reading Research
Dyslexia is a term that has been applied since the early part of the 20th Century to many students with reading difficulties. The term comes from medicine, but its broadest application is within education. Many educators, however, remain confused about the term in spite of the fact that major advances in the understanding of dyslexia have been made through scientific research over the past 40 years. The purpose of this technical assistance paper is to briefly describe what is currently known about dyslexia, focusing particularly on methods of early identification, prevention, and remedial instruction.
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Instruction, Disability Identification, Evaluation Methods, Prevention, Etiology, Program Descriptions, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Diagnosis, Diagnostic Tests, Teaching Methods
Florida Center for Reading Research. Florida State University City Centre Building, 227 North Bronough Street Suite 7250, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Tel: 850-644-9352; Fax: 850-644-9085; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.fcrr.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Florida Center for Reading Research
Identifiers - Location: Florida