Dyslexia Awareness Month: Do You Think We Need A Dyslexia Law?

Is There a Law?

To Members of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Community:

We are at a very special time for all those who care about dyslexia and a child (or an adult) who is dyslexic — and it is a time that demands our action. A Resolution on Dyslexia presented to Congress by Representative Bill Cassidy represents the breakthrough that we have all been waiting and hoping for. This well thought-out resolution breathes fresh air and energy and yes, joy, into our mission to have dyslexia recognized so that the millions of deserving boys and girls, men and woman who are dyslexic can be diagnosed and receive the evidence-based services they deserve and require. This is a time that calls for action — your action — to make sure that this Resolution becomes a reality. Yes, dreams can come true. Please act — find your rep here.

Sally Shaywitz, MD             Bennett Shaywitz, MD



Do You Have a Few Minutes?

Dialogue, Conversations and the Teaching Channel


155 Videos addressing such topics as

Strategies for Student Centered Discussion: Grades 9-12, ELA, 7 Minutes


And here are a few other titles:

Facilitating Academic Discourse: Grade 8, Science, 9 Minutes

Popcorn Share: Generating Rapid Fire Ideas: All Grades, 2 Minutes

The Wingman: Engaging Reluctant Students: 2 Minutes

Improving Participation with Talk Moves: 2 Minutes

Student Engagement in the Language Arts: Grade 7, 14 Minutes

Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Place to Start

In this free, one-hour webinar for parents and teachers of children with dyslexia, Educational Therapist Diana Kennedy shares insights into the areas of reading that can break down for children. She also covers warning signs and red flags to look for, assessments that reveal what is happening with a given child, and the major reading programs that address each type of breakdown.

Download the slides and watch the presentation below:

Dyslexia Awareness Month: What Do We Know?

21st Congressional Hearings on the Science of Dyslexia


Dyslexia: One Child’s Story Makes a Differences


We can make a difference if we engage the whole community

It Is Dyslexia Awareness Month

I will be posting some links to the topic of dyslexia.  All kids deserve to be successful readers.



Third Grade Reading Matters


The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Challenge

“Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children miss this crucial milestone. More »

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