Parents and educators, there is so much information in this new piece that you should know about reading instruction and why it matters for all students. You might wonder: "If cueing was debunked decades ago by cognitive scientists, why is the idea still in materials that are being sold to schools?" Because school districts are buying them! Heinemann, the publisher of Fountas & Pinnell and Lucy Calkins’ products made about $500 million in 2018 per earnings reports. www.apmreports.org/story/2019/08/22/whats-wrong-how-schools-teach-reading… See MoreSee Less
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don’t kno…
"I think about that child and her family to this day. How many more families are being taken advantage of because they do not know their rights? How many are receiving the bare minimum of services, the wrong services, or no services at all because they are unable to advocate for their child?"
You’ve heard about the science of reading, but what does that really mean?
If you are not someone who devours books on reading science, this video gives you a good overview and should help you connect reading science with our NJ dyslexia laws, our NJ Dyslexia Handbook and the Federal IDEA law.
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🏅We challenge you to thoroughly read the NJ Dyslexia Handbook this summer and recruit your fellow parents and educators to read it too. The names of those who post comments on each "Challenge Post" will be entered into a contest. Prizes will from our new DD-NJ spirit wear (online store coming soon) and drawn at the end of the summer. Challenge posts will run on Fridays/Weekends! … See MoreSee Less
Decoding Dyslexia members from 46 out of our 57 groups across the U.S. and Canada were able to gather together last week to learn from each other and professionals.
Decoding Dyslexia-NJ is energized to keep working with all of you to continue empowering families, building awareness and sharing with policy makers of the best practices to help our children (and future grandchildren) in our NJ public schools! Join the conversation, join the Movement.
The Movement isn’t just us, it’s ALL OF YOU, working and advocating together! … See MoreSee Less
"Unfortunately, all is not as it should be when it comes to how we teach our children to read, and parents need to be well-informed about this. … Let’s unpack some important issues that parents need to understand about reading and how it is (or isn’t) taught, and then have a look at a few parental FAQs." ~ Psychologist and speech pathologist Pam Snow.