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.

Understanding Dyslexia: Myth vs. Facts

Breaking down the truth about Dyslexia.


Expert: Jack Fletcher, Ph.D.

Four Questions to Ask After Universal Screening

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

Understanding Screening: Bias

When evaluating the quality of any screening tool, it is important to determine whether or not the assessment is biased against different groups of students.

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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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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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National Institute for Literacy

This guide summarizes findings from the National Reading Panel.

Topic: Beginning Reading

National Center on Intensive Interventions

View an example of how standards-aligned instruction for phonemes and phonological awareness can be taught across the continuum of the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework.

Topic: Phonological Awareness, Interventions, Reading Disabilities

Doing What Works

Ready to Learn created this tool as a quick way to see where children are in literacy development. In Keeping Track of Student Progress With Portfolios, the literacy coach talks about how staff use the plan to understand and support learning.

Topic: Beginning Reading, Assessments

Oral Language


The way you communicate with others through speaking and listening.