Q. What is word blindness? [February 8, 1999]
I have a 2nd grade boy who has been diagnosed with severe dyslexia. The doctor described his dyslexia as "Pure Word Blindness." I have not heard this term before. I have consulted with several special ed teachers, as well as our psychologist. No one seems to have heard of this form of dyslexia. Could you explain this term to me? As a special ed teacher, I am looking for strategies that will work for him. He does not seem to catch on to phonics, nor a sight word approach.