The Arizona Department of Education is focused on the importance of teaching children to read. Progress in reading development begins with Arizona’s teachers implementing data-based, systematic, and explicit instruction in a multitude of contexts, with many levels of support, each and every day.
Some characteristics of dyslexia are:
- Difficulty learning to rhyme words
- Confusion of letters and words with similar visual appearance
- Difficulty pronouncing some multisyllabic words correctly
- Slow word perception that affects reading rate and fluency.