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Characteristics of Dyslexic Students in the Classroom

"Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds), spelling, and/or rapid visual-verbal responding...Dyslexia can be inherited in some families, and recent studies have identified a number of genes that may predispose an individual to developing dyslexia."

How Gow Levels the Playing Field for Students with Dyslexia

While Gow is the level playing field for dyslexic students, since those are the only students admitted, the backbone of the school is Reconstructive Language (RL). RL is an Orton Gillingham based language remediation program taught to all students every year they attend Gow. RL is reinforced throughout all subject matter, with all teaching faculty trained in RL. When students are struggling with a word problem in their math class, the math teacher has all the tools to help guide the student. The same exact tools every faculty member uses.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dyslexia Information Page [webpage]. Retrieved from https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/...