Dyslexia is a common language processing disorder most often characterized by an unusual difficulty in reading and spelling. People with dyslexia are usually extremely intelligent and can be socially adept. With early intervention, most children with dyslexia become highly successful and creative adults. 

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Specific Learning Disability


The definition of a specific learning disability is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or the use of language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to think, listen, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations. This includes conditions such as dyslexia and perceptual disabilities, among others.  A specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of: visual, hearing, or motor disabilities; intellectual disability; serious emotional disability; cultural factors; environmental or economic disadvantage; or limited English proficiency.

Specific learning disabilities commonly affect the areas of: 


    •    Oral Expression

    •    Listening Comprehension

    •    Written Expression

    •    Basic Reading Skill

    •    Reading Fluency Skills

    •    Reading Comprehension

    •    Mathematical Computation

    •    Mathematics Problem Solving