What is Dyslexia

OFFICIAL IDA DEFINITION OF DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and…

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What is NDA?

The Nebraska Dyslexia Association was founded on February 1, 1984 to promote the work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton in the study, prevention, and treatment of the specific language function known as dyslexia. The Nebraska Dyslexia Association, formerly the Nebraska Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, works to enhance the public’s perception and understanding of dyslexia and related language/learning abilities.

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News / Events

  • Contact Your Legislative Representative

    SUPPORT HOUSE RESOLUTION #456 H.Res. 456, “Resolution on Dyslexia” presented by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) needs the support of at least 100 U.S.Congress members to bring it to a vote in the House Education and the Workforce committee. Rep. Cassidy’s Resolution recognizes each major element of dyslexia, its: high prevalence (1 in 5); cognitive and neurobiological bases; unexpected...

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