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.

Learn More With Some of our Videos!

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Wondering what’s up with early elementary reading instruction, now that it’s happening at your house? So is a psychologist/behavioral researcher/mom of first grader who decided to do her own experiment, and her videos “Is My Kid Learning How to Read?” have gone viral. If you wonder what all the fuss is over balanced literacy (rooted in making meaning and various “strategies’’ for guessing at words) vs. teaching decoding skills (sounding out words based on understanding the relationship between letters and sounds), these videos are a must watch!

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"Dyslexia tips that work” -- Virtual Presentation
Tuesday, Oct 27th
5:30pm-6:30pm

Join Decoding Dyslexia-NJ as we work with learning disabilities specialist, Genny Schwarzberg, who will share some great information and tips to better understand dyslexia and how you can help your child. Parents (and educators) will learn prevention is possible and remediation can be fun. Focus will be on unlocking best literacy practices for you to implement at home to help keep your child on track.

The live presentation will be followed by a live Q&A with Ms Schwarzberg and Liz Barnes of Decoding Dyslexia-NJ.

Genny Schwarzberg is owner of Genny of all Trades, LLC which is a combination of 11 years of professional experiences as a certified special education teacher, learning disabilities teacher-consultant (LDT-C), case manager, educational evaluator, Orton-Gillingham tutor, and Executive Function coach.

This event is hosted by the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Registration: Open link, then click “sign up”. theoceancountylibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D148221845
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So often our kids have amazing verbal vocabularies, but they just can’t get those fabulous words on paper! ... See MoreSee Less

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In 24 hours -- 8:00 ET 10/15 -- Meet Sonja Banks, CEO of the International Dyslexia Association. Sonja will share her story, tips for parents and educators and how she is leading IDA. Tune in via FB live at Jake Sussman ... See MoreSee Less

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