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This toolkit, developed in collaboration with the Idaho State Department of Education, helps parents and families use everyday time together as an opportunity for learning and building reading skills.

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Learning About Your Child’s Reading Development

Learning to read is difficult and does not happen naturally. It requires explicit and systematic instruction, which is especially important for struggling readers. Learning to read involves many different skills that must be taught to your child. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will help your child learn to read.

Audience: 
Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

Definition

A brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read.

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International Dyslexia Association

This fact sheet provides information and resources for adolescents and adults with dyslexia. Read about identifying and addressing instructional needs, and factors for school and job success.

Topic: Advocacy, Dyslexia

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Here are give questions parents and educators can ask to clarify the terms: dyslexia, learning disabilities, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.

Topic: Dyslexia, Reading Disabilities

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Expand your knowledge of key literacy terms with definitions and interactive resources.

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