About DD-NJ

Our group is comprised of parents of children who are dyslexic. We are not experts, nor are we a formal business or a traditional educational organization. We are truly grassroots! We offer other stakeholders the benefit of our collective experiences. We encourage parents and children to meet with their local, state, and national policy-makers to share their stories, report on unmet needs, and make suggestions for improved policy and/or legislative initiatives for identifying and supporting dyslexic children in our public schools.

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October 2020 will mark our 9th Anniversary!

Our beginnings… In October 2011, 8 parents took a train ride to New York City to attend a National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) luncheon. On that trip, we shared our stories, our struggles, our heart breaks, and our frustrations and anger about trying to help our dyslexic children and getting nowhere within our public schools. No one was from the same NJ town, but we all had similar stories, similar journeys. We were virtually strangers to each other. By the end of the day, we declared that someone should do something to fix the system and to help other parents like us. We decided that collectively, maybe we could be that “someone”.

The news article that started it all: Trenton Times 2/27/2012
Princeton Group Says It’s Hard to Get Children’s Dyslexia Treated or Even Recognized

Decoding Dyslexia on the National and International Stage!

Since our inception, parents from across the nation and beyond have been inspired, empowered, and engaged. Today, we are happy to boast that the Decoding Dyslexia movement has expanded to all 50 U.S. states and internationally too!

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Handwriting, the "Rodney Dangerfield" of early elementary skills -- it gets no respect 😉 (and little instruction time) -- contributes in important ways to letter recognition, reading development and the ultimate goal of proficient, skilled reading. Check out some of the free resources at the link below.It’s National Handwriting Day! Check out the link in our caption for free printable handwriting tools and resources: bit.ly/33gNiYn 🖊️ ... See MoreSee Less
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What if Sidney Poitier never became an actor? An early audition was a disaster because he could barely read the script. Watch Sidney Poitier describe the life-altering power of learning to read at 4:20 in the video. "I looked up at this man and I said to him, 'I can't tell you what's in the paper, because I can't read very well.' He said, 'Let me ask you something, would you like me to read with you?' I said to him, 'Yes, if you like.' Now let me tell you something: Every night … every night, the place is closed, everyone's gone, and he sat there with me, week after week after week. I learned a lot. A lot. And then, things began to happen."From a 2013 interview with CBSnews Lesley Stahl www.cbsnews.com/news/sidney-poitier-sunday-morning-interview-2013/The Oscar-winning actor-director talks with Lesley Stahl of his responsibility to portray characters possessing nothing less than moral strength and ethics. ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out our DDNJ January 2022 newsletter and our 2022 monthly meeting schedule! Email us if you want to attend any of our meetings and get involved: info@decodingdyslexianj.orgJan 2022 Newsletter: mailchi.mp/7b5cddd3091f/ddnj-newsletter-december-5695085?e=0865155fa1 ... See MoreSee Less
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Educators, Parents -- If you missed the early literacy webinar with Dr. Todd Glover and Susan Miller, LDTC and TRL-NJ president, the recording is now available. The link and passcode are posted at the bottom of the resource page under "event archive." Click here: nj.thereadingleague.org/resources/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Learn more about the important role of executive functions and how they impact reading and writing at different ages and stages. So much info in less than an hour with Joan Sedita of Keys to Literacy! vimeo.com/656327311?fbclid=IwAR3nmo0pwp3MrcowXT9LzrSVOzeT1E2BbIi7CanTjFOk3EKcgRCHLtBfcHg ... See MoreSee Less
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Decoding Dyslexia - NJ
Happening tonight -- click link to register: myemail.constantcontact.com/Dyslexia---Spelling--Save-the-Date--FREE-Instructional-Webinar-12-08-...One week from today...Louisa Moats, Ed.D. will talk Dyslexia and Spelling. Come Join Us for this free webinar.myemail.constantcontact.com/Dyslexia---Spelling--Save-the-Date--FREE-Instructional-Webinar-12-08-... ... See MoreSee Less
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Decoding Dyslexia - NJ
Is your district teaching the bad habits of the low-rated The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project UoS program? Guessing is not reading and reading is not guessing! ... See MoreSee Less
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