Learning to read is something most people in the U.S. don’t remember well. It’s a rite of passage, marked by the joys of circle time or the frustration of fumbling over your words. While many people take for granted their ability to skim through a magazine in the checkout line, others struggle to put their thoughts to paper or to interpret articles, books, and other media.
For adults and young people living with a Specified Learning Disability (SLD), literacy is a challenge that doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. Unlike their peers, those with SLDs face staggeringly high rates of language and reading deficits.