About Us

Decoding Dyslexia is a parent led grassroots movement  of families, educators, and specialists 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 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!


  • Dyslexia defined
  • Early Identification, Screening, and intereventions
  • Evidence based approaches given with Fidelity
  • Educator & Staff training to learn about dyslexia
  • Appropriate Accommodations and Assistive Technology


Decoding Dyslexia has chapters in 50 states joining 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!


Here is why we say dyslexia please enjoy DD WI Faces of Dyslexia

Thank you to Avery Weiler for creating it and Bruno Mars for the inspiring music! Check out our YouTube Channel!    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqICy2Idf5Fq5jjoHkuc9NQ

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Are you a parent interested in joining Decoding Dyslexia WI?   Do you have a question about the organization? We’d love to hear from you! Please email us at:      decodingdyslexiawi@gmail.com

Dr. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana House Representative and Co-Chair of the Dyslexia Caucus, shares his personal story as a parent of a dyslexic child for the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing “The Science of Dyslexia.” September 18, 2014.



A HUGE Thank you, Founding Members of Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin Vicki Kamps and Holly Kaminski.  DD- WI joined other states on February 13, 2013 to work towards a goal of helping ALL children who struggle to learn to read. Thank you for your work on  Governor Walker’s Read to Lead Task Force!

In 2015 Lisa Johnson Martin and Michelle Christine followed shortly thereafter concerned that other states were making progress and Wisconsin was not moving forward. There are too many folks to name who work tirelessly year-round in this effort to Educate and Advocate

The same approaches used for people with dyslexia teach/provide real active strategies to apply during the process of reading. There is still a great need in the state of Wisconsin to improve reading scores across the board, 65% of all children in Wisconsin are not able to read at grade level.  See the latest National Assessment of Educatonal Progress report:


Forward Exam reports on students abilities to read at grade level commented on here:   http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2017/09/27/fewer-than-half-all-wisconsin-students-scored-proficient-above-state-forward-exam/707019001/   ( Sept 29th 2017)

Wisconsin Literacy Data:



Decoding Dyslexia is a decentralized organization that relies upon the combined efforts of many all over the great State of Wisconsin!



Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, working together is success”

Henry Ford      Inventor, Engineer, Industrialist, Businessman and dyslexic

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