Dyslexia Awareness Month 2020

Learn More About Dyslexia and Scientifically-Based Reading

October 2020 Dyslexia Awareness Calendar (1).pdf

Open the calendar and click the link to listen to a clip or read an article that explores dyslexia and evidence-based reading strategies.

Explore The Rhode Island Department of Education's New Structured Literacy and Dyslexia Information Sections

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Free Dyslexia Conference

Days Oct 8th, 15th, 22nd

Featuring: Dr. Shaywitz, Emily Hanford, Hilderbrand Pelzer III, Kate Griggs, and more!

Sponsored by Microsoft

The Dyslexia Foundation Fall Conference

Executive Functions: Oral Language Connections to Reading and Writing

October 16, 2020

This fall's Dyslexia and Literacy Conference focusing on Executive Function: Oral Language Connections to Reading and Writing, is designed for teachers, practitioners, and parents to help them learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based instruction for students who have dyslexia.

If you are interested in learning more about conference sponsorship, please contact The Dyslexia Foundation.

Sessions are pre-recorded and will also be available to view starting October 27, 2020

The Dyslexia Experience

Dr. Shawn Robinson shares his journey and experience with dyslexia and has written a book to encourage struggling readers. Learn more about his work and purchasing his book by visiting the website Doctor Dyslexia Dude

What are the realities of dyslexia and reading?

Listen to Dr. Tim Odegard, Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies at the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia share his knowledge and journey.

Explore more resources by visiting the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia.

Why are dyslexic advocates so passionate? Watch this powerful documentary that explains the challenges many families experience trying to get help for their struggling readers.

As you watch, think about all the students who cannot afford lawyers to fight for the right to read. Is this an equitable system?

States need to do more to support teacher training and evidence-based reading instruction. The teachers are only doing what they were taught in their preparation programs.

Learn more about the film by visiting Our Dyslexic Children