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

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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BONUS INTERVIEW SPECIAL GUEST: Telling Stories Through Pictures

It’s an honor to have award-winning illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, join us today to share his fascinating story of learning to embrace his dyslexia.

Growing up in the 40’s during a time of segregation as a young man of color was challenging enough. Adding to that, he had difficulty reading and spelling when dyslexia was unknown and untreated.

Jerry creatively figured out how to navigate the system and use his artist gifts to not only survive without being "found out" in class but to contribute, express himself, and go on to thrive.

What originally was his "safety net and escape" became his vehicle for visual storytelling that celebrates life and the world around us. He wants his audience to "read into his art and grow from it".

As he reflects on his journey of discovering and owning his dyslexia, he shares much wisdom for parents and children regarding the value of hard work, effort, and perseverance and having a willingness to learn.

He shares, "Out of the struggle, there is possibility."

Jerry’s message will not only inspire our budding artists but also anyone who is struggling with dyslexia and needs encouragement.

Please make sure to check out Jerry’s website: and Instagram page @jerrypinkneystudio. His eye for detail and creative way of capturing moments is a delight to see.
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Comprehension ~ a Complicated Subject

What do you think it means to comprehend well? It’s more than just a set of strategies and list of questions to answer.

We are fortunate to have Nancy Hennessy join us today to fully answer that question.

Some of the ideas we'll be exploring include the following:
* Misconceptions about comprehension
* The scientific study of comprehension (including Scarborough’s Reading Rope)
* Comprehension difficulties for the dyslexic student

Parents! Get your pencils and notepads ready! Nancy is bringing you a wealth of valuable information that you don’t want to miss.
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