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Document Number: 4286

The Invisible Dyslexics: How Public School Systems in Baltimore and Elsewhere Discriminate Against Poor Children in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Reading Difficulties - According to this report, at least 20% of the children in Baltimore City public schools and other large urban districts can be called "invisible dyslexics," children whose problems in learning to read are either diagnosed too late and treated too little, or not diagnosed or treated at all. This report recommends specific steps to remedy this including providing more teacher training in reading and providing summer school for at-risk students after pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. (Kalman R. Hettleman, The Abell Foundation, February 2003)...

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