Welcome Parents!

This webpage is designed to assist our Parent Liaisons and parents of students involved in our Dyslexia Pilot sites. You will find valuable information about dyslexia, and additional links to resources.

Act 69 of 2014, the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program became effective on June 26, 2014. As a result of the Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has established a three-year dyslexia screening and early literacy intervention pilot program that is being executed from 2015-2018. The purpose of the pilot is to provide evidence-based early screening and multitier support systems, using evidence-based intervention services for students with potential risk factors for early reading deficiencies and dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness, low letter and symbol naming and inability to remember sequences.

As part of this program, each participating school has selected at least one parent to serve as a Parent Liaison. The role of the Parent Liaison is to promote effective communication between the school district and the parents, to understand communication between the school district and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and to participate in any activities throughout this 3-year project to aid in maintaining a clear focus and purpose of the pilot program. Parent Liaisons across all the pilot districts will collaborate with each other in order to provide quality assistance to their own districts and schools.
 

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home:
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/practiceguide/wwc_fr_tips_022118.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

Evidence on Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/practiceguide/wwc_fr_tips_summary_022118.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

Pennsylvania Dyslexia Literacy Coalition
https://www.pennadlc.org/

Decoding Dyslexia Pennsylvania
http://www.helpingeverychildtoread.com/index.php/find-help/useful-links/dyslexia-associatons/decoding-dyslexia-pennsylvania

Learning to Read: A Fact Sheet for Parents
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Misc.%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5613fcf4150ba05f3a8b4584

Rethinking Dyslexia Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzp8FUZm5_M  

Talking to Students and Parents About Dyslexia
http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Misc.%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=565c893b150ba0d2118b457c

Starfall Educational Foundation
http://www.starfall.com/   

Top 10 Links for Parents of Students with Dyslexia
https://dyslexiaida.org/around-the-web-roundup-top-10-links-for-parents-of-students-with-dyslexia/  

Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention – Parent Fact Sheet
www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Misc.%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=566eefee150ba011368b456c

References for Dyslexia Parent Fact Sheet
www.pattan.net/category/Resources/PaTTAN%20Publications/Browse/Single/?id=58becf5e140ba085268b4571

Early Literacy Grant
www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Instructional%20Materials/Browse/Single/?id=5785419b140ba062428b4578

Effective Early Literacy Practices: What We’ve Learned and How to Replicate in Your District
https://www.pattan.net/Resources/other-resources/effective-early-literacy-practices-what-we-ve-lear

Web Resources  
 


Video Resources

 

Dyslexia – Interdisciplinary Assessment and Instruction in Reading – Part 1
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=dyslexia_-_interdisciplinary_assessment

Dyslexia – Interdisciplinary Assessment and Instruction in Reading – Part 2
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=dyslexia_-_interdisciplinary_assessment1
 
Update on the Dyslexia Pilot Project
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=update_on_the_dyslexia_pilot_project
 
Students Referred for Suspected SLD in the Dyslexia Pilot Program: Where Do We Go From Here?
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=students_referred_for_suspected_sld_in_t
 
The Other 3-Tier Model for Reading, Writing, Oral Language, and Math
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=the_other_3-tier_model_for_reading_writ
 
Evidence-Based vs Research Based Programs for Dyslexics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbQ9wAtTxlU
Fundations: First Grade Lesson -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfbkDHEjG1o
Fundations: Tapping Out Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g5v8G_X9go
Fundations: Sentence Frames in the Classroom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBpeznGmnVU
Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst talks about his Dialogic Reading technique on ReadingRockets.org – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XlbJuCi3c
A Dyslexic Student’s Perspective: Which Tablet Works Best for Dyslexics? -  http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/tools-technology/tech-tips/tablet-comparison/
Reading Rockets: Reading and the Brain - http://www.readingrockets.org/shows/launching/brain
Neuhaus Reading Routines K-5 - https://www.neuhaus.org/Home
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vBmo8-GDzo
Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education - https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/understanding-dyslexia-the-intersection-of-scientific-research-and-education

 

Resources from other states


Connecticut: Pilot Initiative in Reading Instruction Shows Dramatic Results in Closing the Achievement Gap
https://ctcwcs.com/

Arkansas: Dyslexia Resource Guide July 2015
http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/Learning_Services/Dyslexia/Dyslexia_Resource_Guide_07102015.pdf

California: The Dialogue Surrounding Dyslexia: Five Important Takeaways
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/43310/the-dialogue-surrounding-dyslexia-five-important-takeaways

Florida: Florida Center for Reading Research
http://www.fcrr.org/

Minnesota: Navigating the School System When a Child is Struggling with Reading or Dyslexia
https://education.mn.gov/JustParentHasMoved.html

Oklahoma Phonological Awareness
http://oklahomaphonologicalawareness.weebly.com/

Oregon: Decoding Dyslexia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vBmo8-GDzo

Tennessee: Center at MTSU helps with dyslexia treatment
https://www.dnj.com/story/news/education/2016/02/26/center-mtsu-helps-dyslexia-treatment/80979660/