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.
ReadingUniverse.org 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
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
SuperSummary.com provides a comprehensive resource guide with many different resources for parents, educators, and students.
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
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
Free access to millions of digital texts for people and students with disabilities
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
Digital teacher training platform designed to deliver research and evidence-based content in the science of reading
Education about dyslexia, interventions, navigating the educational system
Dyslexia Training Institute
For parents to tutor their own children, but it can also be used in a school setting
Barton Reading and Spelling
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
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
Become a Member
to help us support struggling readers