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    A learning disability that is characterized by difficulty translating written images into meaningful language. There are two types of learning disabilities in reading. Basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading comprehension problems occur when there is an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases and paragraphs. Signs of reading difficulty include problems with letter and word recognition, understanding words and ideas, reading speed and fluency, and general vocabulary skills.

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    Education ServicesA Different Way In Reading is a literacy program primarily for K-12 students who have dyslexia or serious difficulties with reading and-or written language. The Center uses a program which was specifically designed for students with dyslexia, Alphabetic Phonics. This multisensory scientifically-based structured language education program teaches each sound and "secret" rule that is reliable in the English language explicitly. Students receive three hours of instruction-week, given in groups of from one to four students, depending on student need. The program occurs mainly after school hours and is free of charge to families.SchenectadyLITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR STRUGGLING READERS/WRITERSDIFFERENT WAY IN READING CENTER
    Education/Training ServicesProvides professional development that improves teaching practices by providing educators with the tools and skills to help students meet the goals and objectives .The training provides educators with the skills to respond to student difficulties with the appropriate intervention. In accordance with the National Reading Panel, they provide evidence-based learning strategies for regular classes for diverse learners, not just those struggling with dyslexia. The training incorporates the latest research validated strategies to support learning within the five pillars of reading. These areas are: phonemic awareness, phonics/word study, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.New YorkTEACHERS TRAININGINTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information, in various formats, including online resources, and referrals to parents and professionals concerning dyslexia and related learning disabilities.New YorkDYSLEXIA RESOURCE INFORMATIONINTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION

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