Dyslexia affects around 15-20% of the population and 70-80% of those receiving special education services, according to the International Dyslexia Association. While reading is a struggle, learning to read is possible for these students with the appropriate instruction. This presentation will explore the definition of dyslexia and its common characteristics. We will debunk myths surrounding dyslexia and examine appropriate instruction and accommodations. Finally, we will discuss grade-level-specific strengths and weaknesses.
About Chinnon Jaquay
Chinnon Jaquay is a School Psychologist and Program Coordinator with Total Education Solutions. In her second year with the company, dyslexia continues to be a passion area. Chinnon serves on the Ohio Dyslexia Committee, tasked with creating a guidebook for all districts in Ohio. Chinnon has been a school psychologist in the Toledo area for 21 years serving students with disabilities. Her best teacher about dyslexia is her daughter, Makayla, who has been diagnosed with dyslexia since third grade and will graduate this winter.