Dyslexia Resources

New Mexico Definition of Dyslexia

In New Mexico, the operational definition of dyslexia has been developed using the definition provided by the International Dyslexia Association. This definition states that:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological 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 growth of vocabulary and background knowledge