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Twenty percent of your students have dyslexia. The education system might not be there yet, but there is much you can do in your school and classroom for students with dyslexia to ensure they reach their full potential.


Learn the signs of dyslexia, methods for screening & identifying dyslexic students


Support students with evidence-based approaches to remediating dyslexia


Create a culture where dyslexic students can thrive

Dyslexia in the Classroom:
What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Many school teachers have limited resources related to dyslexia and other learning differences. Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know was developed to open the door for these educators to a better understanding of dyslexia. 


This handbook is intended to support all teachers in their passion to help every child reach his or her fullest potential. Use it to raise awareness, share best practices, and be a resource to your school’s administration and staff.

Inside you’ll learn more about find topics such as:

  • Signs and symptoms of dyslexia

  • Classroom strategies, tips, and tools

  • Components of effective reading instruction

  • Screening, evaluation, and diagnosis


We encourage you to share this handbook with as many people as possible. The more educators we can inform, the more children we can help!


Teaching students to read is one of the most important things we do as educators. can help. You'll find ready-to-use teaching strategies, in-classroom videos, interviews with teachers and reading experts, and quick, concrete answers to common questions about teaching reading and writing.

And it's all free!


Dyslexia Guidance for Nebraska School Psychologists

School psychologists have the capability to evaluate, identify, and recommend and/or implement interventions for dyslexia. This document This document is intended to provide guidance to school psychologists

Nebraska Department of Education
Dyslexia Guide

The Dyslexia Guide from the Nebraska Department of Education provides information, resources, guidance, and support to schools, families, and caregivers in understanding dyslexia. 

Comprehensive Resource Guide provides a comprehensive resource guide with many different resources for parents, educators, and students.

Assistive Technology

Helpful technology is available to make reading and learning easier, faster, and more accessible. Keep in mind there are benefits and limits to all assistive technology. You may have to try a few before you find the best solution for you or your child. Check out this article from WIRED for more.


One of the best text-to-speech apps. Also has scanning and editing apps

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One of the most popular text-to-speech apps


More than 80,000 audiobooks designed for anyone with dyslexia


An intuitive pen used to scan text and hear natural sounding speech

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Free access to millions of digital texts for people and students with disabilities

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Tools for everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding words, researching and proofing

A spellcheck and autocorrect solution optimized for dyslexics that provides higher success for dyslexic grammar patterns, as well as an experience uniquely designed to help teach dyslexic to improve their writing skills as they correct. Created by dyslexic students at the University of Nebraska.

Structured Literacy &
Science of Reading Training

Fact Sheets for Teachers

NDA curates a list of the most helpful information for teachers from the International Dyslexia Association



Structured Literacy Training for Teachers

This Structured Literacy 5-day training, is designed for
teachers, tutors, and parents wanting to learn to help
dyslexic students and all students who struggle with
reading, writing, and spelling. This methodology is
appropriate for individual, small and whole group

This specialty certificate from the University of Nebraska Omaha is open to any graduate student that is seeking additional expertise in Dyslexia.

Free Online Dyslexia Course from Yale

In Yale's newest course, Overcoming Dyslexia, join Dr. Sally Shaywitz, to learn first-hand what the most current science is teaching us about dyslexia. All the information provided in this course is evidence-based and covers everything you need to know to help yourself, your student or your dyslexic child, become a successful reader.

Topics in this course include:

  •  Evidence-based screening, assessment and diagnosis in children, young adults and adults

  •  Most effective evidence-based treatments for children, young adults and adults

  •  Relation between dyslexia, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  •  Choosing the right school, college and career

  •  Laws affecting eligibility for special education and accommodations your child requires and deserves


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