The dyslexia piece is fairly new to the district within the last couple years, Bjorge said. But teachers are now trained to look for four indicators to determine if a child is dyslexic:
Poor phonemic awareness, or the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words.
Poor decoding, or the ability to use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to accurately read a word.
Poor encoding, or spelling.
Poor orthographic recall, or the ability to recognize a particular pattern of letters as a familiar word or familiar letter strings.