Teacher and Class

This toolkit helps teachers and families understand the difference between phonemic and phonological awareness and how to support a child's development of these important reading skills.

Language difficulties and internalizing problems, such as anxiety and depression, often co-occur in children, but it is not known why. This study looked at data from Norwegian siblings aged 5 to 8 years old and found that this co-occurrence is mainly due to family factors (e.g., genetics, shared environment).

Aprender sobre el desarrollo de lectura del niño

Aprender a leer es difícil y no sucede naturalmente. Requiere instrucción explícita y sistemática, lo cual es especialmente importante para los lectores con dificultades. Aprender a leer implica muchas habilidades diferentes que deben enseñarse a su hijo. La instrucción en conciencia fonológica, fonética, fluidez, vocabulario y comprensión ayudará a su hijo a aprender a leer.

Dyslexia Around the World

This infographic examines the online presence of dyslexia across 195 countries.


Explore dyslexia legislation and related initiatives in your state with this interactive map. Read an overview of legislation, requirements, and initiatives that discus dyslexia in K-12 settings.

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U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This kit includes a parent and caregiver guide to talking, reading, and singing with their preschooler, as well as a children's read-aloud book.

Topic: Language Development

Reading Rockets

This interview with Dr. Maryanne Wolf describes the importance of reading, reading aloud, and early literacy development.

Topic: Language Development, Vocabulary, Comprehension

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Read a tip sheet that describes effective practices for talking with your child.

Topic: Language Development

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MTSS-R Implementation Guide

Step-by-step guide to implementing multi-tiered systems of support in reading (MTSS-R).

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Literacy Skill Checklist

Personalized resources aligned with literacy skills for beginning readers.

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Explicit Instruction


Teaching that is direct and step-by-step, including explaining and showing how to do something.


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