Dyslexia is the umbrella term that refers to a cluster of symptoms.  These symptoms together or alone impact a student's learning and result in  difficulties with specific language skills, particularly in the area of reading. Students with dyslexia often experience difficulties with both oral and written other language skills, such as writing, and pronouncing words and writing.

    Dyslexia  can affect a person throughout their lives.  However, dylexia's impact can change during the different stages in a person’s life depending upon how they learn to compensate and the interventions they've been exposed to.

    Dyslexia is often referred to as a learning disability because it can make it very difficult for a student to succeed without phonics-based reading instruction.

    Students with dyslexia can effectively learn with appropriate educational interventions and teaching methods tailored to their specific learning disability.