Educational Reform for Dyslexia in NJ Schools

DD-NJ Events


Library Dyslexia Awareness Campaign flyer:

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, so how better to spread the word than getting your local library involved? Decoding Dyslexia-NJ and the NJ Branch of IDA are teaming up again this year and asking YOU to help us increase dyslexia awareness during the month of October.

Sponsor an information share session, put up a display of your favorite books on dyslexia, have a story-time read aloud of “Thank You Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco, or screen the film “Embracing Dyslexia” (a documentary available free online,, or on YouTube).

Libraries fill up their calendars and displays in advance, so call yours today and make arrangements for October!

Here are some examples from last year’s campagin:

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Past Event: Groundbreaking Research on Dyslexia

An Early Intervention Lecture with Dr. Gaab

October 5, 2016

The Cambridge School, Pennington, NJ
6:30pm Registration
7:00pm Presentation

To register, please click here

 Cambridge School address: 
100 Straube Center Boulevard, Pennington, NJ 08534


Download flyer: cambridge-ddnj-dr-gaab-event-flyer-10-5-16

Decoding Dyslexia-NJ, in partnership with the Cambridge School, present a special, free event this fall on Early Intervention. Our speaker, Dr. Gaab, is a highly-regarded expert on neuroscience and currently doing extensive research on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. Recently, she was featured on the Boston’s Chronicle show. Here’s a link to her segment of that feature story on dyslexia:

Dr. Gaab is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her current research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital focuses on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. The Gaab Lab utilizes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as behavioral measurement tools. The Gaab Lab is currently working on various topics such as the identification of possible pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading and infant brain and effectiveness of early intervention.

2 CEU hours available. See registration link for details.




PAST EVENT: The State of Dyslexia in New Jersey

A Free In-Person Event to Review the Dyslexia Laws in New Jersey

♦ To download virtual program book click link: State of Dyslexia in NJ event Virtual Program 3-10-16

March 10, 2016
5 pm Registration & Resources
6 – 8:30 pm Presentations & Panel Discussion

In 2013/14, Governor Christie signed 3 dyslexia-related bills into law:
• IDA Definition of Dyslexia into the State Education Code
• Mandatory Professional Development on Dyslexia for Public School Teachers
• Early Dyslexia ScreeningDDNJ State of Dyslexia in NJ event -image

So where are we now? How have these new laws impacted our schools, our teachers and our children? Come spend an evening with Decoding Dyslexia–NJ and distinguished guests to discuss how the new dyslexia laws have played out in the real world setting. Learn about the changes to educational environments and the shifts in attitudes and thought processes taking place in many districts across the state. If things seem slow to move in your community, join us and hear from other parents & educators about how to take steps towards improved outcomes in your school. Detailed examples of implementation and resources will be presented.




Parent Workshop Series …

Planning is underway for new workshops this year. Check back later for updates.



DD-NJ Meetings:

Regular DD-NJ Monthly Meetings

11:30am – 1:00pm Business Meeting
1:00pm – 2:00pm Parent Networking Hour

Learning Ally office
20 Roszel Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540

2016-2017 Schedule:

Oct 17, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
No meeting Dec 2016
Jan 23, 2017
Feb 27, 2017
Mar 20, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
May 15, 2017
Jun 19, 2017
No meeting July 2017
No meeting Aug 2017

Regional DD-NJ meetings –  Sussex County

Stay tuned for the next meeting date. Contact for questions or to help.

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Also Coming Soon: Meeting in Bergen County




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