Links We Like—November 2017

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November 2017

Don’t Miss These Links!

In this fast-paced world, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest news and research from so many different sources. What’s true? What’s not? Who is reliable? Who is just trying to sell the latest fad? In an effort to keep you in the loop, we have provided a few of our favorite links below.

  1. Recent State Laws to Support Children with Dyslexia May Lack Funding, Accountability, and Mandates for Training
    This recent APM Reports documentary showed how schools are not adequately complying with a decades-old federal law. Although 33 states have passed dyslexia laws since 2012, many of these new state laws still fail to help struggling readers.

    →Read The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook: A Guide to Early Literacy Development & Reading Struggles from the New Jersey Department of Education
    In September, the New Jersey Department of Education released The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook: A Guide to Early Literacy Development & Reading Struggles. This handbook was created to serve as a guide for parents and professionals to identify, educate with appropriate intervention, and support students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. The handbook is not a law, but it will be an important resource for both parents and educators to use in making decisions about a student’s current and future education.

    →Read the California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines
    In August, the California Department of Education released its Dyslexia Guidelines. These guidelines are intended “to assist regular and special education teachers and parents to identify pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia.” However, California’s Dyslexia Guidelines are not binding on local educational agencies or other entities. … the document is exemplary, and compliance with it is not mandatory.

  2. Making Dyslexia Checkups Routine—A 30-Minute Screening Test for Dyslexia?
    The Developmental Dyslexia Screening app can effectively screen for early behavioral signs of developmental dyslexia (DD) in only 30 minutes. During the past decade, Dr. Nadine Gaab of Boston Children’s Hospital has shown that an increased risk for dyslexia can be identified in kids as young as four: “Several behavioral measures show great promise in predicting which children will develop dyslexia even before reading onset,” she says. “But this is not routinely done at well-visits or schools.”

  3. IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards Now Available in Spanish!

  4. Click Your State to Track Dyslexia Legislation

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