Have you heard that people who are dyslexic read words backwards? Shaaa. That's an old wives' tale. Two of the best (and my favorite experts) on dyslexia are Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Susan Barton. Check out Sally's book, Overcoming Dyslexia, this is THE bible on dyslexia. Also, check out the Susan Barton website for reading and spelling. If you have or think you have a dyslexic student these resources will help you identify the signs and find the solutions. Make sure you are using Orton-Gillingham based resources for teaching these students. It is a must!