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Common Signs of Dyslexia (Can be translated in Spanish)
Dyslexia & The Law
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Federal Government 20 U.S. Code § 6368 - Definitions.
Reading instruction in the general education classroom should include the explicit teaching of the essential components of reading.
*Explicit teaching means the teacher is using direct instruction to teach these skills. It is not left up to the child to discover. Once the teacher explains the skills, it is important that children practice and that the teacher is engaged in progress monitoring to identify weaknesses.
Federal Definition of Specific Learning Disability
Federal guidance Letter on Dyslexia-Print this copy if your child's school states they do not say the term dyslexia. Note, the special education category SLD Reading refers to Dyslexia.
(Note: We do not officially endorse programs. We endorse evidence-based practices).
Popular Programs Do Not Align with Scientifically-Based Reading
LLI as a Reading Intervention-"no discernible effects on alphabetics (foundational skills needed for decoding) for beginning readers."
Does your child's school use Lucy Calkin's Reading & Writing Workshop? Read her letter about how this program effects dyslexia (She admits dyslexic children should receive OG/OG-Based interventions