Authors: Maria Cunningham.
Publication: The Yale Undergraduate Research Journal (Yale University). Vol. 2 : Iss. 1 , Article 15 2021
Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs reading, writing, and spelling and is estimated to affect 5-20% of people (Shaywitz, 1998; Shaywitz, 2003). Although dyslexia is a life-long disability that has no cure, evidence-based treatments are available for struggling students (Shaywitz, 2003). The earlier these interventions are implemented, the better the student outcomes (Alexander & Slinger-Constant, 2004). However, despite the very high prevalence of dyslexia and time-sensitive need for treatment, many affected individuals slip through the cracks and go undiagnosed until adolescence or adulthood – most never get diagnosed at all (Shaywitz, 2003). This paper addresses potential barriers that contribute to the underdiagnoses of dyslexia in children in the United States.
Cunningham, Maria (2021) “Barriers to the Diagnosis of Dyslexia in Children,” The Yale Undergraduate
Research Journal: Vol. 2 : Iss. 1 , Article 15