Supporting school systems to effectively teach essential literacy content to all students, including students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Building capacity related to implementation of a universal screening process to identify students at risk for reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

Intensification of instruction and intervention to comprehensively support the individual needs of students with or at risk for literacy-related disabilities.

Use of Response to Intervention in reading to determine special education eligibility in schools that use a multi-tiered systems of support approach.

Liaisons

Our liaisons provide technical assistance to Regional Comprehensive Center (RCC) staff so they may better assist SEAs in developing and implementing state and local structures, procedures and policies to address student challenges in learning to read and write.

  • Sarah Sayko: Mid-Atlantic, Appalachia, Texas, and Great Lakes
  • Brian Gearin: Northwest, Pacific, California, Central, West Central, North Central, South Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Florida and the Islands
State Policy and Dyslexia

The characteristics of dyslexia legislation.

Understanding Screening: Sample Representativeness

Sample representativeness is an important piece to consider when evaluating the quality of a screening assessment.

Class Reading

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

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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Recommended Resources

International Dysleixa Assocaition

IDA's definition of dyslexia.

Topic: Dyslexia

North Dakota Department of Education

Read a guide on identifying students with specific learning disabilities in North Dakota.

Topic: Dyslexia

Rhode Island Department of Education

This guidance document provides a foundation for and serves to unify all state literacy initiatives for students from birth through grade 12 in Rhode Island.

Topic: Advocacy, Professional Development

Print Awareness

Definition

The understanding that what is read is linked to the words on the page, rather than to the pictures.