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

Understanding Dyslexia:What are the Effects of Dyslexia

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

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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 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.

This article proposes a “hybrid” model for dyslexia identification that documents low reading achievement, inadequate response to instruction, and exclusionary factors. It works best in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).

Characteristics of Students Identified with Dyslexia Within the Context of State Legislation

This study explores factors that might predict the way dyslexia is identified by schools. The authors looked at data on 7,947 second-grade students in 126 schools from one U.S. state. The findings suggest systematic demographic differences in whether a student is identified with dyslexia by schools, even when using universal screening.

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Doing What Works

District staff who work with school administrators and teaching staff in their districts, such as curriculum leaders, can use this template to work through a comprehensive set of options that can be implemented at the school level for improving reading comprehension instruction, including teaching strategies, professional development, schoolwide policies, and so forth.

Topic: Comprehension, Professional Development

REL Southeast

To assist you in helping families support literacy, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast to create a suite of grade-specific Teacher's Guides that certified teachers can use with families to encourage and facilitate literacy support for children at home.

Topic: Professional Development, Partnerships, Beginning Reading

IRIS Center

This module, the third in a series of three, examines how to evaluate whether an evidence-based practice is effective for the young children or students with whom you are working (est. completion time: 2 hours). Consider completing parts one and two before beginning this resource.

Topic: Evidence-based, Interventions

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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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Identification

Definition

A process used to determine whether a child has a disability.