This web page 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 multi-tier 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.
- LRI - Literacy Resources, Inc.
- Dialogic Reading: An Effective Way to Read to Preschoolers
- Bio and Interview with Dialogic Reading Technique creator Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst
- The Best Literacy Apps for Preschool and Kindergarten Children
- THE RAI READING CORPS: An AmeriCorps Partner Program
- Decodable Literature Library from Flyleaf Publishing
- Phonics Resources
- Decodable Books and Phonics Lessons
- Tools 4 Reading
- Read, Write, Think
- OG Card Deck App
- 2015: A Banner Year for Dyslexia
- Pennsylvania’s Branch of the IDA
- The National Center for Learning Disabilities
- The New Education Law: 6 Things to Know
- Every Student Succeeds Act
- Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) Act
- Dyslexia articles on Reading Rockets web page
- Power UP What Works
- Center for Dyslexia, Middle Tennessee State University
- Teaching Meta-Cognition Skills /Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
- Readworks – provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly
- Free Reading
- Free Reading – Decodable Passages
- Newsela – an innovative way to support students in their development of reading comprehension skills of non-fiction text by accessing current expository text articles at five different lexile levels.
- Reading before 4th grade is critical, and educators can make it happen – Philadelphia Public Schools/The Notebook
- To Wait in Tier 1 or Intervene Immediately
- Dyslexia Help – University of Michigan
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity - http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/tools-technology/
- Understood: For Learning and Attention Issues – For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.
- Neuhaus Classes for Teachers
- Bookshare: An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities
- What is dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley
- Apps and educational games for students by grade level
- Digital Promise: Accelerating Innovation in Education
- Help for all students, using auditory, visual and tactile techniques designed to teach students with dyslexia
- Supporting Early Vocabulary Development within an RTI Framework
- Fixing the Failure Model: Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Project CRISS:Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies
- ireadwith: ebooks that make children talk!
- Mrs. Perkins’ Dolch Words:Helping Your Children Read
- Learning Ally: dedicated to empowering blind, visually impaired, or dyslexic students achieve their goals
- Focus: The newsletter of the PA and DE Branch of the IDA
- International Dyslexia Association
- IDA Fact Sheets on Dyslexia and Related Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia - https://dyslexiaida.org/frequently-asked-questions-2/
- IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
Resources from other states