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This font was developed by a Dutch graphic artist who is a dyslexic, but the evidence is scant that it has any impact since dyslexia, is primarily an auditory, not visual issue.   Do dyslexics need a specially designed font?

Parents face a tough choice: spend significant time, energy and money fighting a system that this in-depth article clearly lays out, is stacked against dyslexic children, or using those resources to find a qualified Orton-Gillingham tutor to remediate the issue.

Even if a school accepts a diagnosis of dyslexia, the likelihood that it has staff who can deliver an appropriate, research-based multisensory reading and spelling program with fidelity, is quite slim.

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Visit one of the most comprehensive information sources about dyslexia: Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Evidence that early intervention prevents reading failure: Avoiding the Devastating Downward Spiral

They knew the kids were bright. They knew they were motivated to learn. They knew they were supported at home. They knew they had all the opportunities to learn. However, for some reason, these kids just struggled with reading and spelling—despite the help of teachers and parents. Dyslexia is much more common than most people—even teachers—think.  8 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Dyslexia

When he was 18, Dan Britton was failing every subject except science and graphic design. His graphic design teacher suspected something was wrong and took him to be tested. The test results showed that Britton had the reading ability of a 10-year-old and the writing ability of an 11-year-old.  Powerful images show what it’s like to read when you have dyslexia

Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development.

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell on ADHD: a Ferrari in Your Brain

A look at three pivotal longitudinal studies that clearly show: Late bloomers are rare; skill deficits are almost always what prevent children from blooming as readers.

The students are smart, articulate, and creative, yet they omit small words, read slowly, have difficulty spelling, and stumble, guess or mumble through multisyllabic words. They are placed in reading groups for extra instruction and still don’t seem to ‘get it.’  Dyslexia in the Schools ebook.

Does handwriting matter?  What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Special NPR series on unlocking dyslexia.

The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

Until a student is brought up to grade level with “eye” reading, it is vitally important that he make good use of his ears. Audio books allow struggling readers to hear sophisticated vocabulary and hone their comprehension skills by listening. Without this exposure, the word gap will increase and cause difficulties as the student moves into the upper level grades.