Mission Statement

The purpose of the Office for Intervention is to ensure the academic success of all students regardless of the disability and to assist teachers and parents in understanding and options for students who struggle in school.

What is Dyslexia?

The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association states:

"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 the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impeded growth of vocabulary and background knowledge."