Dyslexia is a life-long condition. With proper help people with dyslexia can learn to read and/or write. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping dyslexics achieve in school and life. Most people with dyslexia need help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist specially trained in using a multi-sensory, structured approach. It is important for these individuals to be taught by a method that involves several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) at the same time. Many individuals with dyslexia need one-on-one help so that they can move forward at their own pace. For students with dyslexia, it is helpful if their outside academic therapists work closely with classroom teachers.
The treatment is ordinarily educational rather than medical. It may take years of patient effort on the part of parents and schools. The method used in the Shedd Tutorial Programs is know as Alphabetic, Phonetic, Structural Approach to Linguistics (APSL) and multisensory teaching techniques developed and advocated by the late Dr. Charles L. Shedd. The goal is to return the student to conventional classrooms with the necessary training to be academically successful. Instruction tailored specifically to the needs of these students is absolutely essential. This includes the need for structured materials, a multisensory approach in teaching technique, and much repetition. Back to Top Can a Dyslexic Be Successful in a Career? Many have been outstanding in their fields such as, Nelson Rockefeller, Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, General Patton, Bruce Jenner, Thomas Edison, Hans Christian Andersen, and many others.