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WikiProject Dyslexia

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Proposed reorganization • talk
Live articles
Reorganization 2010
Proposed reorganisation 2009
Developmental dyslexia reorganisation
Alexia series reorganization
Alexia outline and resources
Country Support Information
Alternative Remedial Programs


Dyslexia navigation • talk
Top navigation bar
Globalization guideline
Sources of information
Useless information
Etc etc
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Welcome to WikiProject Dyslexia. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of dyslexia and the organization of information and articles on this and related topics. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

The WikiProject Dyslexia is officially a child project of WikiProject Education. The project concerns writing new and improving existing articles about dyslexia and its many related topics.

This project was created to assist several editors in coordinating the work involved in breaking up the dyslexia article into a series of articles using the Wikipedia:Summary style. However, it is expected that the project will extend beyond that particular series of articles.


Organization of dyslexia articlesEdit


Contributing factors

Orthographies and dyslexia
Phonological awareness

Dyslexia research—sub category, main article

Genetic research into dyslexia
Brain scan research into dyslexia
History of dyslexia research

Theories of dyslexia—sub sub category main article; see discussion page for ongoing comments

Phonological deficit
Perceptual noise exclusion hypothesis
Double deficit

Management of dyslexia

Orthographies and dyslexia
Dyslexia interventions—other types of interventions? speed of auditory processing? visual processing? needs to be priorities per orthography? "Academic interventions for dyslexia" should be a subsection of each main orthography articles.

Category:Dyslexia support by country

Dyslexia support in the United States
Dyslexia support in the United Kingdom

Alexia (acquired dyslexia)Edit

Neuroanatomical Alexias (classical Alexia)

Psycholinguistic - Central Alexias (with an aphasia)

  • 1) Deep Dyslexia (alexia)
  • 2) Phonological Dyslexia (alexia) -->New article required
  • 3) Semantic dyslexia (alexia)
  • 4) Surface Dyslexia (alexia) -->New article required

Psycholinguistic - Peripheral Alexias

  • 1) Pure Alexia
  • 2) Neglect Alexia -->New article required
  • 3) Attentional Alexia -->New article required

Existing orphan articles:

Related ConditionsEdit

As the project template appears on many of these articles, so we need to regularly check the changes made in this article which may also relate to specifically to dyslexia.



  • Re-structure the whole Alexia series of article to reflect the last decades research
  • Break up the existing dyslexia article into a coherent series of articles. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Dyslexia/Proposed organization for the current proposal. Mostly done during 2009
  • Develop links with all of the related issues: medical, education, legal, support provision etc.
  •  ?


  • Disability discrimination
  • Disability rights
  • Language acquisition
  • Notation
  • Orthography
  • Reading
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Special educational needs statutory provision
  • Working memory
  • Writing Systems
  •  ?
  •  ?


  • Build consensus on Talk page before implementing significant changes.
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  •  ?
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Issues needing consensusEdit

These are issues for discussion on which we need to come to consensus. Discuss on the talk page.

  • Characteristics section lacks sources
  • Suggestion to merge Irlen syndrome with Irlen filters and removed from main article (presumably with a summary-type reference?)
  • Consider how to handle links to commercial products. Come to consensus on how to handle proposal to delete several external links:
    • Dyslexia International - Tools and Technologies (DITT)
  • Missing a key intervention: "special education"
  • Concern about US bias in article overall.
  • Suggestion to keep WHO definition in main article and provide other nation and organization specific definitions in secondary article.
  • Address legal issues; educational support issues

Wikipedia:WikiProject Dyslexia/Needing consensus

Open tasksEdit

edit·history·watch·refresh   To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Dyslexia:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests : more Dyslexia support by Country articles
  • Expand : Sub Articles
    • Management of dyslexia
      • Managing dyslexia: alphabetic orthography
      • Category:Dyslexia support by country.
    • Dyslexia research
      • Brain scan research into dyslexia
      • Genetic research into dyslexia
    • Alexia (condition)
      • Deep dyslexia
      • Pure alexia
      • Semantic dyslexia
  • Update : Alexia (acquired dyslexia)
  • Break up article into readable chunks (must come to basic consensus on how to break up the information) Mostly done


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

Name Talk Special interests
Jrbwalk Talk M.I.N.D. Strengths, Neurodiversity, Accommodations, Learning "disabilities", Autism, Science, Gifts of Dyslexia, joined 8/16/2016
Rosmoran Talk Learning disabilities, reading acquisition, reading research and research-based programs, IDEA, special education
Ed Poor Talk Interests: Distinguishing between cause and effect; outlining the controversial areas. I teach redmedial math to kids.
Nate1481 Talk General
Dolfrog Talk Auditory Processing Disorder, clearing up the mess that is Dyslexia and related issues
Piechjo Talk Dyslexia treatment.
AD Talk Diagnosis of Dyslexia and in particular, the psychological implications of the diagnosis of dyslexia on a subject.
Minor4th Talk Interests: Dyslexia, dysgraphia, comorbidity with autism spectrum disorders
WeijiBaikeBianji Talk Interests: Cross-cultural perspectives on dyslexia, nature of writing systems, reading instruction
User name Talk Interests
drseide Talk Interests: dyslexia, development, writing, reading, brain, education, curricula, therapy
Moxy - have Primary Dyslexia Talk Interests: dyslexia, development, writing, therapy


This is a preliminary list of articles that are part of WikiProject Dyslexia. Please add articles as you find or create them.



New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new dyslexia-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Collaboration and reviewEdit

We'll start these processes at some point ......

Collaboration of the week
Peer review


  • I'm sure we'll have at least a couple of templates to place here before this is all over.

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This page is part of WikiProject Dyslexia, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Dyslexia on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Sources of informationEdit

The following sites may be useful for finding additional source material and fact checking.


Related projectsEdit

External linksEdit