Dyslexia: Treatment

Developmental dyslexia (DD) is a high-incidence learning disorder that impacts an individual’s ability to read, as well as spell, with speed and accuracy, despite adequate instruction, intelligence, and sensory abilities. This entry describes the intervention strategies that have been developed to treat this condition, based on current dyslexia theory, research, and practice, as well as future directions for the field.

Dyslexia as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

DD is a brain-based learning disorder characterized by the inability to read with proficiency despite adequate literacy instruction, motivation, and cognitive ability. Individuals with DD struggle to read words with speed, accuracy, and (less directly) comprehension. Problems with spelling are also commonly seen in these individuals, although they are not necessary for formal diagnosis of this disorder. Prevalence rates for DD range ...

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