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Dyslexia is a 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 impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
(The International Dyslexia Association)

Work Group Members
Work Group Members
Bayer, Steve Parent/School board member, Brookings
Boechler, Tara Parent, Rapid City
Brokmeier, Susanne BOR
Brown, Angie USD Scottish Rite Children’s Clinics
Buresch, Tana SD Parent Connection
Cain, Becky DOE
DeBoer, Donavan Superintendent, Parker
DiSanto, Lynne Representative, Pennington Co
Engels, Lisa Parent, Hartford
Garcia, Emily Advocacy
Hegland, Sue International Dyslexia Association - Upper Midwest Branch
Holmes, Thomas Representative, Minnehaha Co
Johnson, Val CASE
Kafka, Kristi School Psych Assoc. Core Educational Cooperative
Kaufman, Gerry ASBSD
Labau, Brenda Teacher, Belle Fourche
Larsen, Ann DOE
Lindquist, Barb SDEA
Merkle, Karin Tutor/Dyslexia Presenter/Educator
Muilenburg-Wilson, Deb Special Education Director, Sioux Falls
Nelson, Becky DOE
Parsley, Scott Senator
Rasmussen, Nancy Representative, Turner/Clay Co.
Turman, Paul BOR
Turner, Linda DOE
Volesky, Troy Special Education Director, Rapid City
Weiland, Marsha Decoding Dyslexia