I have recently read two superb articles on dyslexia which every parent with children that might have dyslexia should read. Neither is ground breaking, both are good summaries.
Kerry Jone’s Guide to Homeschooling A Child with Dyslexia
The Homeschool.com Article: 5 Facts About Dyslexia
I won’t summarize the articles since both are concise and fast reads, I will point out one difference between approaches. It has to do with the use of the word dyslexia. It’s obviously, a complex word. Sounds very medical.
Both articles agree that dyslexia as a term covers a broad spectrum of neurological conditions. One article feels that a child will be relieved when they hear the term since they now have an understanding of how they are different, this will be cathartic since it is specific.
My view is that the term dyslexia is not necessarily going to be a positive thing for all children. I think it’s a scary medical term. I’m more in the camp in that students benefit most from hearing: