How to Recognize Early Warning Signs, Provide Effective Intervention, and Unlock Student Achievement
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If Taylor had a dime for every time their teacher asked them to try harder, they’d be a rich kid! This experience is common for students with dyslexia, which is often referred to as the hidden disability. Although Taylor and students like them are trying hard, they struggle with underlying processing difficulties associated with dyslexia. Their struggle is often unexpected in relation to their other adequate or even exceptional abilities—hence the admonishment. The purpose of this paper is to help educators recognize the warning signs of dyslexia and provide the appropriate interventions so that students like Taylor can become successful readers and motivated learners.