What kind of training do teachers get about recognizing dyslexia?
Unfortunately, most teachers still get little or no formal training in the area of learning disabilities unless they actively seek it out on their own. We often get letters from new primary grade teachers saying that they found our web site because they know nothing about dyslexia and are trying to learn via the internet.
We are delighted that our web site is helping them, but somewhat dismayed that individuals who are trained and certified to teach children to read must do their own research for this basic information.
There has been a movement in recent years leading to new laws in some areas mandating additional teacher training to better understand dyslexia.
(Answer by Abigail Marshall)