Understanding Dyslexia: Myth vs. Facts

Breaking down the truth about 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.

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.

Four Questions to Ask After Universal Screening

Screening for dyslexia risk should be part of a decision-making framework that answers four fundamental questions.

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

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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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Doing What Works

Watch Dr. Louisa Moats, reading expert and consultant, demonstrate activities for teaching segmentation and connecting sounds to letters.

Topic: Phonemic Awareness

Doing What Works

Watch a preschool director discuss the importance of teaching phonological awareness skills along a continuum and how to help teachers implement this practice and reinforce auditory work in preschool classrooms.

Topic: Phonological Awareness

Doing What Works

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about three research-based, instructional practices for improving primary-grade reading comprehension.

Topic: Comprehension

Phonological Processing

Definition

The ability to quickly and correctly hear, store, recall, and make different speech sounds.