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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.

Support the systems-level coordination of schoolwide reading efforts designed to meet the needs of all learners, including students with or at risk for literacy-related outcomes.

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.

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

Best Practices in Universal Screening

There is broad agreement that schools should implement early screening and intervention programs. State legislation generally favors the use of universal screening within schools across grades K-2.

Phonological awareness is like an umbrella. Rhyming, alliteration, sentence segmentation, syllables, onset and rime, and phonemic awareness all exist under this umbrella with phonemic awareness being the most advanced skill of phonological awareness.

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State of Dyslexia

Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Use this matrix to evaluate teacher preparation and professional development programs in the area of evidence-based reading instruction for Grades K-5.

Topic: Professional Development, Reading Disabilities

The Center on Instruction

This meta-analysis offers decision-makers research-based guidance for intervening with adolescent struggling readers.

Topic: Dyslexia, Interventions, Reading Disabilities, Adolescent Literacy

Oregon Department of Education

Find links to Oregon's dyslexia screening plan, the Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Council, and OSEP guidance letters.

Topic: Dyslexia