Our Goals

Decoding Dyslexia – NJ is a grassroots movement driven by NJ families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia 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.

We advocate for:

  • Expanded and improved access to early screening tests for dyslexia
  • Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations
  • Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia

Goals we have achieved to date:

  • A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.3)
  • Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies (N.J.S. 18A:6-131)
  • Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia (N.J.S. 18A:40-5.1, et seq.)
  • Spreading awareness and offering families a variety of opportunities to connect, share experiences, and gain insights and resources:
    • A Facebook Page reaching over 8,000 followers
    • Parent/educator workshops and events
    • Community roundtable discussions
    • Parent networking sessions after our monthly business meetings

DD-NJ Advocacy in Action! 

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DD-NJ with Timothy Lynagh, Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director for Rep Christopher Smith (NJ)

 

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DD-NJ with former US Representative Rush Holt (NJ)

 


DD-NJ with Brendan Hennessey, Legislative Assistant for Representative Frank Pallone (NJ)
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>> For Parents of HS & College Students <<

Jan 9th at 12:00pm ... Elizabeth Hamblet is hosting a one-time-only FREE presentation of her most-popular talk on preparing students with disabilities for successful college transition.

The free talk will be available via her FB group for parents. It will only be viewable in her group (make sure you answer the group joining questions to be admitted to the group).

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.
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Check out the recording of Neuropsychological or Language/Literacy Assessment: Which One is Right for my Child? webinar, which is available for on-demand viewing. You will compare common neuropsychological vs. language/literacy assessment batteries, discuss assessment components relevant to intervention and why remediation goals should be a vital part of every assessment, and more. Presenter is Tatyana Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP, of Smart Speech Therapy LLC.
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Happening in one hour -- details below!Join The Reading League's Coffee and Tea with the NRP on Saturday, December 19th 9-10 AM as we conclude the paired study between the National Reading Panel and The Reading League's September/October Journal: Report of the National Reading Panel: 20 Years Later

The Reading League Pennsylvania will facilitate the discussion on Teacher Education.

Joining us will be an esteemed panel of representatives from higher education colleges/universities.

Zoom details here:
Meeting ID: 849 3058 3317
Passcode: 111558
Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/84930583317?pwd=K3NNUHZ1c2ZIbTRrcC95c3gyZDNzdz09&fbclid=IwAR1ovy8JpXQA2Mw2VJaWj...
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