Stealth dyslexia is a term we coined almost 20 years ago to describe dyslexic students who could “fly under the radar” of detection because of compensatory strengths. These students may be “stealth” because they can silently read passages, and comprehend the essential points, but have weak single word decoding and reading fluency when asked to read aloud. Among stealth dyslexics, writing and spelling may be greater challenges than reading. What these students needs depends on which combinations of challenges are the most prominent at any time. Because many students are also gifted, IQ testing can identify strengths and direct placement in advanced classes or subject differentiation in addition to other academic needs. COMMON CLASSROOM DIFFERENTIATION NEEDS FOR STEALTH DYSLEXICS – Intellectual challenge at the level […]

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