Dyslexia is a difficulty with learning to read and write. Children with reading and writing difficulties typically struggle to convert written text to sounds (decoding) and sounds to written text (encoding). It is thought of as a brain difference and is not related to an intellectual disability. Research shows that children with reading and writing difficulties benefit most from highly structured, multi-sensory, incremental approaches to reading and spelling. Literacy instruction at TMB is based on the Sound-Write Program.