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DenCoKID is a community, organically formed, by people who have been touched by dyslexia.

 

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin which impacts individuals, families, schools, and communities in very different ways.

 

As a group, we share our collective experiences and support each other through our journeys. There is a dizzying amount of information regarding, education centers, advocates, tutors, legal supports, and intervention, concerning dyslexia. 

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Did you know...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 15% of the population has Dyslexia.

Children have a 50% chance of having dyslexia if one parent has it. And a 100% chance if both parents have it.

Dyslexia is a neurobiological difference in the way the brain processes language.

Individuals with dyslexia do not actually see words or letters backward.

According to the National Institute of Health, dyslexia is identifiable, with 92% accuracy, at ages 5 1/2 to 6 ½.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.

Reading failure is the most commonly shared characteristic of juvenile justice offenders.

As many as 75% of individuals in the criminal justice system have a learning disability. 

Only 37% of teacher preparation programs adhere to principles most effective in dyslexia remediation.

Dyslexia does not equate to IQ or overall intelligence.

Famous dyslexics: Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammad Ali, Richard Branson and Octavia Spencer.

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DenCoKID’s intent is to help families and educators in creating a web of support with others having similar experiences. This group operates independently of any outside service organization and is not intended to provide educational, medical, legal, or counseling service or advice.

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DenCoKID is a community, organically formed, by people who have been touched by dyslexia.   Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin which impacts individuals, families, schools, and communities in very different ways. As a group, we share our collective experiences and support each other through our journeys.  There is a dizzying amount of information regarding, education centers, advocates, tutors, legal supports, and intervention, concerning dyslexia.  Some of our favorite starting points to learn more are...

Colorado Department of Education Dyslexia Page

CDE Dyslexia Handbook

The Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Understood.org

Additional information, compiled by DenCoKID

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