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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) along with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) adopted the following definition of dyslexia which is also endorsed by the Colorado Department of Education:
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”
All students, including students entering kindergarten, participate in universal screening protocols including:
Kindergarten screenings include:
Additional grade level screenings include:
Additional screening probes to monitor progress and support intervention needs include:
Staff training on recognition of signs, symptoms and characteristics of dyslexia.
Language Essentials For Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) by Sopris Learning
Elementary Literacy Specialists and Special Education Teachers
Assistive Technology supports: