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As the parent of two dyslexic children, I feel for your guests. My husband and I work very hard to advocate for our children and pay for extra tutoring so our children will be able to read and write. Our schools in Portland STILL don't deal with learning disabilities in an affective way. There are two resources I can recommend for people with reading difficulties - Language Skills Therapy and The Blosser Center. I don't know if they help adults, but they would know where to send a person for help. Also, ORBIDA, the Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, is a great resource at ORBIDA.org. There are also various assistive technologies available for those who don't read or write or who don't read or write well. Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic provide audio books and especially audio text books. Dragon Speaking Naturally is a voice recognition software program that can be used by non-readers--with some assistance getting it setup. I realize all of this information is in print........part of the problem.
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