Phone: 940-369-0507


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education Northwestern Oklahoma State University M.ED. Curriculum and Instruction Texas A&M Certified Academic Language Therapist C.A.L.T.

Jill Arnold

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological 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 the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Adopted by the Board of Directors: November 12, 2002

reference must be made. Fact sheets may not be reprinted for the purpose of resale. Fact sheet revised March 2008.
source: International Dyslexia Association