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

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Decoding Dyslexia featured in Time Magazine’s July 22, 2019 issue.
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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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Reading the Room - Engaging Families in Literacy Education to Support Students with DisabilitiesTuesday, April 9, 2024 at 1:00 PM ETThe Reading the Room series brings together education stakeholders with a shared interest and expertise in improving literacy outcomes for students. This Reading the Room panel will discuss ways to engage families in literacy education to support students with disabilities. NCIL staff and partners will come together to share their perspectives on how to engage and partner with families to support student literacy outcomes. Register: bostonu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1CYuGTpSQs-4iQa2HJN7MQ#/registration ... See MoreSee Less
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Why leave reading and writing to chance? What's in your district? From todThe Canberra Timeserra Times (Australia). ... See MoreSee Less
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ATTN NJ Families: SPAN's START Project is hosting an important virtual panel discussion with experts in the field of literacy in NJ on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 PM.Early Literacy: What’s Happening in New Jersey Schools?• Review how districts are addressing evidence-based reading instruction• Discuss how students can receive the support they need to read• Learn about initiatives spearheaded by the NJDOE to support early literacy• Identify best practices for effective family-school partnerships for literacy achievement.Register: tinyurl.com/literacy324Any questions, contact: Stefanie Babits at sbabits@spanadvocacy.orgCome with your questions! ... See MoreSee Less
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If you've missed previous viewing opportunities for The Right to Read film, attend today's community event at the Montclair Public Library atMontclair Public LibraryiMontclair, NJ NAACP, NJ NAACP ... See MoreSee Less
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NJTSS-ER and The Reading League NJ have partnered up for a free virtual lunch & learn next Wednesday, February 28th at noon.Data-Based Intervention Planning within a NJTSS-ER Model:The strategic use of universal screening data as well as data collected from targeted diagnostic assessments is crucial to planning early reading interventions. These data are used for efficient and impactful student grouping decisions and for meaningful goal-setting within individual student intervention plans.The webinar will provide an overview of NJTSS-ER highlighting new resources and knowledge building around data-based student goal setting and intervention planning.Register: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRMkEMJiTJKuszkS_4Ksbg#/registration ... See MoreSee Less
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Join TRL New York and New Jersey chapter leaders to hear what fluency sounds like and learn how to support its development. There is a lot to unpack with the term “fluency,” so get ready to take some notes! ... See MoreSee Less
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ATTN NJ Educators: The NJDOE is offering a 3-part Virtual Community of Practice for district leadership teams & educators serving students in K-3 to learn more about establishing and implementing a multi-tiered system of support designed to provide research-based early literacy instruction and intervention. Deadline to register your district team is March 1st.New Jersey Tiered System of Supports for Early Reading: Data-Based Decision Making to Improve Early Reading InstructionTopic 1: Building Foundational Knowledge and Establishing an Infrastructure to Support NJTSS-ER IntegrationSession Date: March 6, 2024 (12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Improve implementation knowledge and self-efficacy for leadership team members, coaches, and instructional staff. Resource inventory.Topic 2: Universal ScreeningSession Date: April 24, 2024 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Assist in building a multi-tiered, data-driven decision-making system that increases early reading proficiency for all students in grades kindergarten through third grade, including those with or at risk for reading disabilities. Topic 3: Analyzing Universal Screening Data and the Connection to Core InstructionSession Date: September 18, 2024 (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) (60 minutes learning, 30 minutes application)Training Objective: Increase fidelity of school/district implementation of NJTSS-ER to support all students through sustainable practices and processes by using screening data to drive adjustments to core instruction.Learn More: www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2024/feb/7/NewJerseyTieredSystemofSupportsforEarlyReadingData-Bas... ... See MoreSee Less
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