Family Services

We provide differentiated technical assistance (TA) services to families related to improving 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 families and children. 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; and an online Kids Zone that facilitates effective child-adult interactions for literacy development.

Targeted Technical Assistance

Opportunities and events to meet the common needs of families and children. 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 an online Ask-an-Expert tool featuring such experts as Sally Shaywitz, and a Short Message Service (SMS) plug-in to receive text messages alerting families to new resources, events, or literacy tips.

Intensive Technical Assistance

Designed to be customized for the identified needs of families in conjunction with states, districts, and schools receiving intensive TA.