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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.

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).

Screening assessments can help capture each child’s reading and language strengths and weaknesses in key early stages of development.

Expert : Jack Fletcher, Ph.D.
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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This lesson on onset rime may be used to supplement reading instruction to meet student needs.

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