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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that primarily affects a person's ability to read, write, and spell accurately and fluently. It is considered unexpected because it occurs in individuals with normal intelligence and adequate educational opportunities. People with dyslexia may have difficulty with various aspects of language processing, including memory recall, naming, and speaking.

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At Design to Learn, we celebrate the incredible strengths and abilities of individuals with dyslexia. You are resilient, creative, and capable of achieving greatness. Embrace your differences, for they make you extraordinary.

Having dyslexia or any learning difference does not define your worth or potential. It's not a limitation but a unique trait that can be harnessed with the proper support.

Succeeding in the Classroom

Navigating the classroom with dyslexia can present challenges, but you can thrive with the right strategies and support. Here are some tips to help you manage learning in the classroom:


Communicate with your teachers about your learning needs. Educate them about dyslexia and explain how they can best support you. Remember, your voice matters.


Use color-coding, checklists, and digital or physical planners to stay organized. Keeping track of assignments, deadlines, and important information will help you stay on top of your responsibilities.


Explore the array of assistive technologies available today. Tools like text-to-speech software, speech recognition, and dyslexia-friendly fonts can enhance your reading and writing experience.


Discover the learning style that works best for you. Whether it's visual, auditory, or kinesthetic, incorporate techniques that align with your strengths to enhance your understanding and retention of information.


Tackling large assignments or projects can feel overwhelming. Break them down into manageable steps, set realistic goals, and celebrate your progress along the way.


Explore specialized reading programs based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured, multisensory approach to teaching reading and language skills.

Guides to Enhance your Skills

5 Ways You can support your child's unique learning needs right now.

You’re not okay with what you’re seeing in the classroom, and watching and waiting is not a successful strategy.


This free guide will help you understand what you may be seeing so you have the confidence to better support your child.

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