In the right educational environment, dyslexia is NOT a disability.
Dyslexia should be caught early and remediated intensively. Dyslexic students, who are put into an Orton-Gillingham based curriculum in Kindergarten - 2nd grade, may never suffer the downsides of dyslexia and are poised to be the types of thinkers we need in 21st century.
Older dyslexic students who have struggled in traditional curricula, whose literacy skills lag grade levels behind their intellectual abilities (often despite intervention), can close the gap in an OG-based school. Dyslexics are "dyslexic" all day long, in every class- not just 2 or 3 hours a week. It's how they think, every second, and it's a beautiful thing. Creative, 3-dimensional problem solving, a common trait of dyslexic thinkers, can and should be harnessed in their subject matter learning. School shouldn't put a laser-focus on dyslexia's downside.
~ Katie Cashette, Co-Director of the Bilgrav School