Since the 1980s, a growing number of educators, scientists, physicians, and parent advocates have collectively raised national awareness about dyslexia and the effectiveness of multisensory structured language education in building literacy skills among students with this neurobiological disability.

Numerous organizations and resources exist to help parents, students, and educators successfully navigate the medical and educational aspects of living with this disorder. Thanks to greater understanding, the stigma long associated with dyslexia is fading.

In this section, we provide a glossary of common terminology, links to many of the country’s leading dyslexia organizations, and a list of recommended reading.

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