Over 20% of the population is dyslexic. That translates to one in every five children suffering from this genetic brain difference in the classroom. Most adults are not aware that they are dyslexics even though this is a genetic phenomenon that severely affects their children. This session will discuss the brain differences of the dyslexic child. It will introduce proven instructional strategies that are most effective for literacy awareness and reading instruction in the early childhood classrooms and beyond. Insights into learning differences such as ADHD and ASD will be discussed in connection with brain research information.