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Student Support Spotlight, by Alissa Plaisance- October 10

There are many common misconceptions about Dyslexia. Most people still think it is just a “reversal thing” where children mix up b’s and d’s. Many think tutoring will be a quick fix. Thankfully, there has been a lot of research by scientists studying Dyslexia and we know so much more than we did just a few years ago. Thanks to extraordinary progress in brain imaging, scientists better understand how the brain works and how brains differ in dyslexic readers. It is important to remember that Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder. There are structural differences in the brains of people with and without reading disabilities. The research is fascinating. Within the Student Support Center, we strive to make sure that our students have a positive school experience and become self-advocates so they can explain to teachers what they need to be successful. This week’s article shares a little more about common misconceptions and shares what research says about children with Dyslexia.