St. Cloud, MN: 10-15% of kids have "characteristics of dyslexia"; district adds position

June 24, 2018, St. Cloud (MN) Times: Get informed: 5 new things St. Cloud school district is spending money on this year Adding a full-time position that focuses on dyslexia The staffer in the position will help screen students for dyslexia, a disorder that makes it difficult for students to read or interpret words or letters. Between 10 and 15 percent of students show characteristics of dyslexia, according to Jerry Von Korff, a board member who was part of a district committee to study dyslexia. Characteristics include mixing sounds and syllables in words, difficulty reading and spelling, and trouble memorizing math facts. … The staffer would not be diagnosing students, but screening for characteristics, especially in students in first through third grade because it's better to identify students earlier.