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 Specified Learning Disabilities (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.