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Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.

Expert : Nadine Gaab Ph.D.
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This toolkit provides information on how instruction can be intensified when students who are receiving intervention are not making desired growth in reading. Use of assessments in the intensification process is described, and the “what” and “how” of instructional intensification is presented along a set of lessons and teaching materials.

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MTSS-R Implementation Guide

Step-by-step guide to implementing multi-tiered systems of support in reading (MTSS-R).

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Dyslexia legislation in the United States of America.

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Mississippi Department of Education

This document provides an overview of how Mississippi aims to promote literacy from birth to graduation.

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Doing What Works

Regional comprehensive center staff and others who work directly with state education agencies will find strategies in this planning template to facilitate conversations with state staff about setting a policy climate for improving reading comprehension.

Topic: Comprehension, Professional Development

Doing What Works

Use this template with state education agencies to facilitate conversations about setting a policy climate for improving practices at the district and state level.

Topic: Comprehension, Professional Development, Adolescent Literacy

Specific Learning Disability


A disorder that makes it hard to understand or use language, such as difficulty with listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, spelling or calculating math.