Among many other things, October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. This reading disorder affects approximately 3–7 percent of the population, making it one of the most common learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder characterized by difficulties in word recognition and decoding, independent of intellectual ability. Research shows that explicit, systematic instruction in phonological awareness benefits students with dyslexia, with the International Dyslexia Association advocating instruction with a strong basis in phonology, sound-symbol association, syllable instruction, morphology, syntax, and semantics to best support students with dyslexia.
CSA Education’s network of knowledgeable subject-matter experts develop research-based content and reading instruction to support students with dyslexia and struggling readers of all backgrounds and abilities. To learn more about our ELA services and how CSA can enhance your reading programs, contact Ingrid Benson at ib*****@cs****.com.