Martha's Vineyard Language & Literacy Project was created out of a recognized need for increased support of the families in our community whose children struggle with Oral, Written & Language-based learning difficulties including dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Consequences of under-diagnosis and/or insufficient treatment are broad and can be significant:
Negative effects on academic success and psycho-social well-being throughout life.
Children and adolescents often experience intense frustration. They may act aggressively or withdraw.
Challenged learners frequently become targets of bullying and ridicule. They may have low self-esteem and, unfortunately, may even develop mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.