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Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally. Both accurate word reading and text comprehension require careful, systematic instruction.

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Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's Dyslexia

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

This page includes Washington's resources related to dyslexia.


Lousiana Department of Education's Guide to Dyslexia

Louisiana Department of Education

Read an overview of dyslexia as it relates to education in Louisiana.


New Jersey Department of Education Dyslexia

New Jersey Department of Education

View dyslexia resource guides, New Jersey's laws concerning dyslexia, and related information.


Ohio Department of Education Dyslexia

Ohio Department of Education

Find the Ohio Department of Education's resources related to dyslexia.



Our liaisons provide technical assistance to Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) staff so they may better assist SEAs in developing and implementing state and local structures, procedures and policies to address student challenges in learning to read and write.

  • Sarah Sayko: Mid-Atlantic, Appalachia, Texas, and Great Lakes
  • Sheryl Turner: Southeast, Florida and the Islands, and Mid-West
  • Andrea Reade: Northeast, South Central, and Central
  • Brian Gearin: Northwest, Pacific, California, West and North Central

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