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Old 10-23-2019, 05:24 AM
 
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As a reading specialist, there is a huge push right now across the country on dyslexia screening. Most states have adopted, or are considering, legislation requiring early intervention screening for dyslexia.
There is also an advertising campaign related to “saying the word” - I think it’s the International Dyslexia Association spearheading it. I believe the goal is to raise awareness of indicators and reduce the stigma of dyslexia.
Pretty much every literacy related anything I see (organizations, websites, newsletters, FB groups) has included a lot of dyslexia related info lately.

My guess is that this state coach is also being inundated with these articles. It’s definitely a literacy hot topic. Do you have access to this person to ask your SPED related questions? In my district, we will be required to give a screener starting next school year. The screener is currently being developed/selected. As reading teachers with varied training (our district only recently started requiring reading teachers to have a reading endorsement or specialized training so some of our district reading teachers have no literacy training), this leads to questions on what we do next. Do we refer? Share screening results and implications with parents? What curriculum do we have/need to meet student needs? What training will we receive?


It’s a lot, just like where you are.
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