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About Dyslexia

Lower school student working on letter formation

I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if I wasn’t dyslexic. Richard Branson

Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is not related to intelligence or the ability to learn; rather, it impacts the way individuals with dyslexia perceive and interpret words, letters, and symbols. People with dyslexia often face challenges with reading, writing, and spelling, which can affect their academic performance and daily life.

The difficulties experienced by individuals with dyslexia can vary widely. Some may struggle with decoding words, recognizing specific letters or sounds, and understanding the relationship between letters and their sounds. Others may have trouble with reading fluently, comprehending what they read, or spelling words correctly. These challenges can make it harder for individuals with dyslexia to express themselves through writing or to understand complex texts.

Signs of Dyslexia

Source: - Signs of dyslexia at different ages


How Trident Can Help

Trident Academy's teachers are specially trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is considered to be the gold standard for teaching students who are diagnosed with a language-based learning difference such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia. Students who attend Trident are often able to return to transition back to a more traditional educational environment.

Trident Academy is able to educate students who are diagnosed with one or more language-based learning differences. Learn more about the type of student that can be served by Trident.