We provide differentiated technical assistance (TA) services to local education agencies (LEAs) and their schools in implementing evidence-based approaches that improve literacy outcomes for PreK-12 children and youth with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.
Universal Technical Assistance
Information and resources on a range of topics available through our website to address the needs of LEAs and schools. This includes a repository of resources from other organizations promoting evidence-based literacy practices; Improving Literacy Briefs, research summaries and infographics written by our experts that simplify complex ideas related to literacy. Features that are coming soon include, a reviewed collection of assessment tools, interventions, and apps.
Targeted Technical Assistance
Opportunities and events developed to meet the common needs of multiple LEAs and schools. This includes an events list of regional professional development workshops and conferences. A variety of activities are under development and will be available soon, including Learning Management System (LMS) courses, and an online Ask-an-Expert tool featuring such experts as Sally Shaywitz.
Intensive Technical Assistance
Designed to be customized for a small number of LEAs through a collaboratively developed annual TA Plan based on identified needs. It includes participating in Continuous Improvement Data Summits and assisting in the development and use of an LEA Facilitator and Implementation Guide for evidence-based screening, identification, and interventions practices. LEAs are chosen for intensive TA based on an NCIL intake assessment process and are usually associated with an SEA receiving intensive TA.