Decoding Dyslexia – NJ is a grassroots movement driven by NJ families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in NJ public schools.

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List of resource links to help students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.

Raising Awareness About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is now in the mainstream news all over the U.S. and around the world. Decoding Dyslexia actively seeks out opportunities to raise awareness & educate community stakeholders.

Empowering Families To Support Children

Decoding Dyslexia empowers families with information & resources to support children with dyslexia and to work with educators & professionals at local, state, and national levels.

Informing & Motivating Policy-Makers

Decoding Dyslexia’s grassroots efforts and strategic advocacy have resulted in dyslexia & literacy-related legislation being introduced, passed, & enacted in NJ and around the country.

Decoding Dyslexia-NJ Members in Action
around NJ and on Capitol Hill

DD-NJ Announcements

HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Decoding Dyslexia featured in Time Magazine’s July 22, 2019 issue.
Click here for the article

Raising Dyslexia Awareness
at Your Local Library…
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, so how better to spread the word than getting your local library involved? Go to our Events page for more details.

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Seidenberg: "In defense of their approach, F&P (like Lucy Calkins) cite the example of a child who reads the word HORSE as PONY. For F&P such errors are a natural occurrence. I view the error quite differently: it indicates an astonishing instructional flaw, failing to teach the child basic facts about print. A child who is attending to the printed word and has learned that the spelling of a word represents its sound would know that the word cannot be PONY. The best “cue” to a word is the word itself. That is the great thing about alphabetic writing: the spelling of a word tells you what the word is." ... See MoreSee Less
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Ask your BOE if a program that "does not meet expectations" in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 is producing proficient readers with solid foundational skills. Is this really the best use of your taxe$? Poor Fountas & Pinnell Literacy, no wonder their heads were exploding (see post below) over our kids who are so inconvenient, and explains their ridiculous "Just to Clarify" Q&A series (where they tell you how they teach guessing!) -- they knew this was coming. Read the report here www.edreports.org/reports/overview/fountas-pinnell-classroom-2020?utm_medium=email&utm_source=par... ... See MoreSee Less
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Some reading guru pages get touchy when people call them on their methods and the science they reject. Dyslexia parents -- do you feel like "the entire education system has been turned upside down" for your kids? Why does this reading program leave so many kids without a reading disability behind? Does your BOE know? The "goals of this page" are all about the love of your tax dollar$. ... See MoreSee Less
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Decoding Dyslexia - NJ
Did you miss our recent “How to talk about YOUR Dyslexia” workshop? It’s now available on the Ocean County Library YouTube channel.Big thanks to our panel and the Toms River Library Branch for hosting us!www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ac_mN1JOuI #saydyslexia #dyslexia ... See MoreSee Less
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