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Adlof, Suzanne M.; Hogan, Tiffany P. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this tutorial is to discuss the language basis of dyslexia in the context of developmental language disorders (DLDs). Whereas most studies have focused on the phonological skills of children with dyslexia, we bring attention to broader language skills. Method: We conducted a focused literature review on the language basis…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Language Skills
Sayeski, Kristin L., Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2019
This special issue provides an in-depth examination of dyslexia. Articles address current research on dyslexia, unique considerations related to eligibility for special education services, strategies and approaches to instruction, and assistive technology. It includes a quiz entitled, "What Do You Know About Dyslexia?"
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Teaching Methods, Special Education, Assistive Technology
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Cassidy, Bill; Cassidy, Laura – State Education Standard, 2019
Although it affects as many as one in five individuals in the United States and 80 percent of all children labeled as learning disabled, dyslexia remains poorly understood in educational circles. It was the science supporting the clinical diagnosis of dyslexia that led Laura, a physician, and others to start a public charter school in Baton Rouge…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Disability Identification, Dyslexia, Early Intervention
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Johnston, Vickie – Reading Teacher, 2019
Dyslexia is a neurological language-based learning disability. Several legislative bills related to dyslexia have recently been introduced in the United States so dyslexia can be understood and interventions in reading instruction can be provided. Studies have shown measurable improvements in the language areas of the brain's left hemisphere after…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Students with Disabilities
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Alt, Mary; Gray, Shelley; Hogan, Tiffany P.; Schlesinger, Nora; Cowan, Nelson – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of our study was to test the hypotheses (a) that children with dyslexia have spoken word learning deficits primarily related to phonology and (b) that children with dyslexia and concomitant developmental language disorder (DLD) have word learning deficits related to both phonology and semantic processing when compared to peers…
Descriptors: Children, Dyslexia, Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments
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Snowling, Margaret J.; Nash, Hannah M.; Gooch, Debbie C.; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Hulme, Charles – Child Development, 2019
We followed children at family risk of dyslexia and children with preschool language difficulties from age 3½, comparing them with controls (N = 234). At age 8, children were classified as having dyslexia or Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and compared at earlier time points with controls. Children with dyslexia have specific difficulties…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Young Children, Language Impairments, Dyslexia
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Mather, Nancy; White, Jennifer; Youman, Martha – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Today 195 countries exist in the world. The purpose of this review was to provide a global picture of the services and opportunities for individuals with dyslexia. The intent was not to provide an exhaustive review of each topic, but rather to provide examples of what is occurring in different countries around the world. Through an Internet…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Cross Cultural Studies, Evaluation Methods, Identification
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Hogan, Tiffany P. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this epilogue is to offer five ways speech-language pathologists can positively impact children with dyslexia, drawing from and expanding on the articles presented in this clinical forum on dyslexia.
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Children
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Peltier, Tiffany K.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Peltier, Corey – Annals of Dyslexia, 2020
Recently, many states passed laws requiring pre- and in-service teachers to receive professional development in dyslexia awareness. Even though misconceptions regarding dyslexia are widespread, there is a paucity of research on how to effectively remove misconceptions and replace them with accurate knowledge. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Preservice Teachers, Misconceptions, Concept Formation
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Caskey, Jacqueline; Innes, Peter; Lovell, Geoff P. – Support for Learning, 2018
Dyslexia is known as a Learning Disability (LD), a reading disability and a neurological disability; yet there is confusion about dyslexia and the associated support required in learning. Challenges are experienced by adult students with dyslexia in both social and organisational contexts. This study explored the life experiences of adult students…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Self Concept
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Hogan, Tiffany P. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this clinical forum is to provide a broad survey of up-to-date, evidence-based information about dyslexia that can be readily applied to clinical practice by speech-language pathologists. Topics include (a) theoretical and clinical frameworks for understanding dyslexia in relation to other language-based communication…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Speech Language Pathology, Evidence Based Practice, Communication Disorders
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Reifinger, James L., Jr. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Developmental dyslexia, or specific reading disorder, is a reading impairment characterized by persistent difficulty in word recognition, decoding, and spelling skills in children despite having average or above academic performance in other areas. To increase an understanding of the nature of dyslexia and its relationship to music, this article…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Word Recognition
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Worthy, Jo; Salmerón, Cori; Long, Stacia L.; Lammert, Catherine; Godfrey, Vickie – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
Since 1985, when Texas passed the first dyslexia law, there has been a profusion of dyslexia legislation across the country, with a rapid increase in recent years. Including Texas, which has multiple laws, 42 states have passed dyslexia legislation focused on identification, intervention, accommodations, funding, and/or dyslexia specialists. Seven…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, State Legislation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs
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Worthy, Jo; Svrcek, Natalie; Daly-Lesch, Annie; Tily, Susan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Although researchers have studied dyslexia for over a century, there is still much debate about how dyslexia differs from other reading difficulties and how to support students labeled dyslexic. Nevertheless, dyslexia policy and practice are steeped in authoritative discourse that speaks of a definitive definition, unique characteristics, and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Kearns, Devin M.; Hancock, Roeland; Hoeft, Fumiko; Pugh, Kenneth R.; Frost, Stephen J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Advances in neurobiological research have created new opportunities for understanding and exploring dyslexia. The purpose of this article is to (a) provide a straightforward, although not overly simplified, overview of neurological research on dyslexia and (b) make connections between neurological research and classroom interventions for students…
Descriptors: Neurology, Biology, Dyslexia, Phonics
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