Decoding Dyslexia is a grassroots movement created by families, teachers, and professionals who are concerned with the limited access to appropriate educational approaches given with Fidelity for struggling readers, other language-based disabilities, and dyslexia in our public schools. Our goals are to raise awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform legislators about best practices to identify, educate and support students struggling with reading in Wisconsin.
We support families of struggling readers, share resources, and strategies which are helpful. Every child must learn to read so they can reach their full potential!
To obtain Legal recognition of a scientific definition of dyslexia recognized by neuroscience in Wisconsin. National Institute of Health and the International Dyslexia association share the same definition.
To implement early screening of dyslexia. Research shows definitively that dyslexia exists at birth and can be screened for “at risk” signs before reading instruction begins validly and economically at age 5.
To have public schools use evidence-based approaches for general and special education students who show signs of dyslexia. Not all students will need special education if identified early. With science- based approaches when used with fidelity; CAN help all students learn to read before third grade where the focus is to “close the gap” before it begins.
To have Teachers learn about dyslexia, what the warning signs are, accommodations, and appropriate approaches which can benefit children with dyslexia.
To make community connections, understand challenges associated with dyslexia, and celebrate each success story!
Decoding Dyslexia has chapters in 50 states linking parent groups across the country, sharing, learning, and creating powerful changes nationally and locally! Welcome to new families, partners, and groups supporting ALL students. Please share your story and #saydyslexia!
“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, working together is success” Henry Ford