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This toolkit helps parents and educators learn about dyslexia and how to support the literacy development of students with dyslexia.

Understanding Dyslexia:What are the Effects of Dyslexia

Signs of typical reading development and possible indicators of risk for dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.

Understanding Screening: Reliability

Reliability is the consistency of a set of scores that are designed to measure the same thing. Reliability is a statistical property of scores that must be demonstrated rather than assumed.

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This paper aims to provide an overview and some insight into what is known about screening for dyslexia.

Understanding Screening: Validity

Validity is broadly defined as how well something measures what it’s supposed to measure.

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Resource Repository

Recommended websites, downloads, and videos from reliable sources.

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Improving Literacy Briefs

Research summaries and infographics written by our experts.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Our experts answer your literacy-related questions.

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Implementation Toolkits

Practical help for implementing recommended literacy practices.

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Literacy Skill Checklist

Personalized resources aligned with literacy skills for beginning readers.

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Learning Literacy Glossary

Key literacy terms with definitions.

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Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

Read this infographic to learn the characteristics of dyslexia.

Topic: Dyslexia

Doing What Works

View a collection of graphic organizers used across grade levels and content areas in middle and high school classrooms. The collection includes examples of visual aids teachers use to help students become more independent and insightful readers.

Topic: Comprehension

The IRIS Center

Deborah Reed, an Associate in Research at Florida State University's Florida Center for Reading Research, talks about close reading and how it can benefit the development of students' literacy skills.

Topic: Comprehension

Visual Acuity


The ability to see clearly.