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HFS Logo A Guide to Helping Your Child at Home Developing Foundational Skills in Reading & Writing by Diana Hanbury King

This is the book for you if you want to know how to help your child develop good reading and writing, are the parent of a child who struggles in school or want the best teaching strategies for helping your child at home

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Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia FAQ

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1. What is "Dyslexia"?

2. Who can identify a child with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)/Dyslexia?

3. What is an appropriate evaluation for a child suspected of having SLD/Dyslexia?

4. Is a child identified with SLD/Dyslexia automatically eligible for special education services?

5. What is appropriate specialized instruction for a student with SLD/Dyslexia?

6. What is Structured Literacy instruction?                         

Characteristics that Make OG Unique and Effective: Why OG in the 21st Century?

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Written by Ronald Yoshimoto, Resource Teacher for the Department of Education, State of Hawaii. Director, MSL Centre,Singapore; and Director, OG Centre, Hong Kong.

OG is multisensory - simultaneously - visual/auditory/kinesthetic/tactile. This is the characteristic that distinguishes OG from phonics programs as well as some of the OG-based programs.

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) is the only organization established and authorized to set standards, certify persons, and accredit programs for Orton-Gillingham practice.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

International Dyselxia Association (IDA). IDA was founded in 1949 in memory of Dr. Samuel Orton, a pioneer in the field of dyslexia. IDA's mission is to actively promote effective teaching approaches and intervention strategies for persons with dyslexia and related disorders. IDA encourages and supports interdisciplinary reading research and disseminates this information to professionals and the general public.

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know


Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD).

Dyslexia Society of Connecticut

Mission Statement: Achieving universal reading proficiency in Connecticut.

We are dedicated to achieving reading proficiency for all Connecticut residents through evidence based training for teachers in order to provide appropriate explicit, systematic instruction for students with dyslexia and related reading disabilities.

Decoding Dyslexia - CT

A grassroots movement driven by Connecticut families, teachers and advocates concerned with the limited identification and access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in our public schools.

Our group is made up of advocates for children who are dyslexic. We are not experts, nor are we a business or educational organization. We can only offer other parents the benefit of our collective experiences. We encourage parents to meet with their local policy-makers to tell the story of their child, and ask for policies and/or legislation to identify and support dyslexic children in our public schools.

Before, During, & After the PPT Meeting

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Preparing for the PPT Meeting & Development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

The IEP Guide

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The information within this guide is designed to assist you in understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) document and the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process. While this guide may not answer all your questions, the intent is to provide you with an awareness of the more important components within the IEP, thus allowing you to be an informed and active member of your child's PPT meeting.

Specific Learning Disability/Dyslexia Public Act 14-39

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Dyslexia is included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) as a specific learning disability (SLD). Dyslexia impacts reading, specifically decoding and accurate and/or fluent word recognition and spelling. Dyslexia is neurobiological in origin and is unexpected and/or inconsistent with a student's other abilities often despite the provision of appropriate instruction. Dyslexia results from a significant deficit in phonological processing (i.e., a persistent difficulty in the awareness of and ability to manipulate the individual sounds of spoken language).