Helpful Websites and Organizations
Common Signs of Dyslexia (Can be translated in Spanish)
Dyslexia & The Law
The Essential Components of Reading as defined by the 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.
If your child's school states, "we do not use the term dyslexia," remind them what the federal government has defined as a specific learning disability.
(Note: We do not officially endorse programs. We endorse evidence-based practices).
Areas of Caution for Dyslexics
LLI as a Reading Intervention-"no discernible effects on alphabetics 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
Response to Lucy Calkins