What is Dyslexia? It’s a language-based learning disability that affects a person’s ability to process information and read and write. They may have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling and writing – but these challenges are not a problem with a person’s intelligence. It is not something that people outgrow, but there are strategies and teaching approaches that can help improve and manage challenges.

Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading in an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader. While people with dyslexia are slow readers, they are often very fast and creative thinkers with strong reasoning abilities. Dyslexia is also very common, affecting 20 percent of the population and representing 80– 90 percent of all those with learning disabilities. 

One of the easiest tools in our resources for those with Dyslexia is weighted fonts. These make letters more distinctive and easier to recognize, and prevent letters from being flipped or rotated. 

Fonts that are dyslexic friendly:



Blog Posts: 

Understanding Dyslexia – Katherine Martinelli, Clinical Expert & Matthew Cruger, PhD 

15 Guided Reading Activities for Students with Dyslexia – Andy Minshew 

Different Types of Dyslexia

Sources for Reading:

  • Proust & the Squid, by Maryanne Wolf
  • Reading in the Brain, by Stanislas Dehaene
  • Language at the Speed of Sight, by Mark Seidenberg
  • Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz
  • Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, by Maryanne Wolf