What is Dyslexia?
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
Mississippi Department of Education’s definition adopted from the International Dyslexia Association’s definition
Dyslexia is not...
Adopted from the 2010 Dyslexia Handbook, Mississippi Department of Education
MCS Dyslexia Screening Process
MCS Dyslexia Supports and Services