• Dyslexia Awareness

    LAUSD Dyslexia Support Plan
    Assembly Bill 1369


    Dyslexia is a language-based disability that exists on a continuum and is characterized by difficulties in learning how to read fluently. Students with Dyslexia can also experience difficulties with oral language, spelling, and writing skills.

    Addressing the needs of struggling readers requires a wide range of supports at schools and at home. With appropriate identification, tailored instruction, dedication, and support from family, teachers, and community members, individuals with Dyslexia can improve their reading skills and succeed in school and life.

    High Quality First Instruction

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    » Dyslexia Module

    Click here to access the Basics of Dyslexia Module.

    The dyslexia module handouts are available below.

     

    Certificates of Completion can be printed on My Professional Learning Network (MyPLN) for professional development facilitators only.

The Basics of Dyslexia Powerpoint

The Basics of Dyslexia Facilitator's Guide

 

Administrator Tip Sheet

Handout 1 - Stop and Jot

Handout 2 - Characteristics of Dyslexia

Handout 3 - Students with Dyslexia Have Difficulty

Handout 4 - Reflection Time

Handout 5 - What If I Suspect My Student Has Dyslexia

Handout 6 - Accommodations in an IEP May Include

Handout 7 - 3-2-1 Key Ideas

Handout 8 - Dyslexia General Awareness Registration Guide

Handout 9 - Dyslexia Guidelines Contents

 

 
  • » Parent Resources

    Below you will find multiple resources and information to help increase your understanding about Dyslexia and how you can better support your child with reading difficulties.

    Click on the links below to learn more.

DOCUMENTS

Official Definition Made Easy

Dyslexia Basics 

What is Dyslexia Infographic  

Common Myths About Dyslexia

More Myths About Dyslexia

What We Know About Dyslexia

Dyslexia Strengths

CNN Reporter Succeeds with Dyslexia

African American PhD's Success with Dyslexia

 

VIDEOS

The Basics of Dyslexia

Embracing Dyslexia  /  Aceptando la Dislexia 

General Awareness Video on Dyslexia (Entire video)

Introduction (Chapter 1 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Laws and Guidelines (Chapter 2 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

What is Dyslexia? (Chapter 3 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Early Indicators (Chapter 4 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Social Emotional Challenges (Chapter 5 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Support (Chapter 6 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Resources (Chapter 7 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

 

 

WEBSITES

International Dyslexia Association-All Facts Sheets (Asociación Internacional de Dislexia-todas las fichas de datos)

IDA-Dyslexia Basics (Información Básica Sobre Dislexia)

UNDERSTOOD.ORG

 

 
 

DOCUMENTS

Characteristics of Dyslexia

IDA-Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults (IDA-Dislexia en Adolecentes y Adultos)

IDA-Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults (English version)


Student Voices:

VIDEOS

Child and Parent Point of View

Student's Perspective

What is it Like to Have Dyslexia

8th Grader with Dyslexia

Interview-Teen with Dyslexia

Video sobre joven explicando la Dislexia

 

Parent Voices:

VIDEOS
Parenting a Child with Dyslexia

Parents of Children with Dyslexia

 

 



 

Workshops and Trainings Documents

Dyslexia Parent Workshop Flyer 2019-2020 Spanish 

Dyslexia Parent Workshop Flyer 2019-2020 English

Parent and Community Services - Fall Parent Workshops Flyer

 

DOCUMENTS

Resources to Learn More Information About Dyslexia

Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia

California Dyslexia Guidelines

 

VIDEOS

Cómo afecta la Dislexia a los niños | La Dislexia en la infancia

Video sobre como identificar a un estudiante con Dislexia

 

WEBSITES

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/advocacy/ycdc-initiatives/multicultural-outreach/

Neuhaus Education Center-Parnet FAQs

Neuhaus.Org-Espanol

CA Dyslexia Guidelines

LAUSD Dyslexia Policy Bulletin BUL-045788.0

 

 

 

 

 

Activities Documents

Fun Ideas to Try at Home to Strengthen Your Child's Learning

Learning Strategies to Support Your Child at Home (See "Learning Objective #3" of the Parent Module)


APPS/Online Games

In addition to the supports provided at the school site, students with Dyslexia can also benefit from the help of technology.  Here are some available online applications to help students and parents with the learning process.

Free Apps

Free Apps-Spanish

 

Videos

Estrategias para trabajar la Dislexia

 

WEBSITES

Learning Tools for Dyslexia

In Microsoft Tools for Dyslexia you will find various approachable techniques to support students who are struggling readers.  Students with Dyslexia are usually visual spatial learners and process information in a visual manner.  These online tools can help improve reading fluency, writing, and comprehension. Free to educators and students!

 

 

Well Being Documents

Keeping your Child Motivated

Learn About Social-Emotional Strategies Used to Support Your Child at Home

 

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Documents

Multi-tiered Systems of Support Summary Sheet

District Resources and Supports for School Sites

General Education First

High Quality First Instruction

What Is Structured Literacy?

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Students With Dyslexia

 

Classroom Resources that Employ Structured Literacy

95 Percent Group

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness

LANGUAGE!

Wilson Reading Program

 

Special Education Services Documents

Does Your Child Need Special Education?

 


Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Documents

Student Support and Progress Team Informational PowerPoint

Student Support and Progress Team Levels of Support

 



 

 
  •  » School Resources

    Below you will find multiple resources and information about Dyslexia and how you can better support students with reading difficulties.

    Click on the links below to learn more.

DOCUMENTS

Official Definition Made Easy

Common Myths About Dyslexia

More Myths About Dyslexia

What we know about Dyslexia

General Education First

SSPT Levels of Support

Good First Instructions Coupled with Early Prevention and Intervention

Dyslexia Strengths

CNN Reporter Succeeds with Dyslexia

African American PhD's Success with Dyslexia

 

VIDEOS

The Basics of Dyslexia 

Embracing Dyslexia/Aceptando la Dislexia

General Awareness Video on Dyslexia (Entire video)

Introduction (Chapter 1 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Laws and Guidelines (Chapter 2 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

What is Dyslexia? (Chapter 3 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Early Indicators (Chapter 4 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Social Emotional Challenges (Chapter 5 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Support (Chapter 6 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

Resources (Chapter 7 from General Awareness Video on Dyslexia)

 

WEBSITES

International Dyslexia Association-All Facts Sheets (Asociación Internacional de Dislexia-todas las fichas de datos)

UNDERSTOOD.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTS

Characteristics of Dyslexia by Age Range

Secondary Consequences of Dyslexia

IDA-Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults (English version)

 

Student Voices:

VIDEOS

Child and Parent Point of View

Student's Perspective

What is it Like to Have Dyslexia

8th Grader with Dyslexia

Interview - Teen with Dyslexia

 

Parent Voices:

VIDEOS

Parenting a Child with Dyslexia



Workshops and Trainings Documents

Dyslexia Parent Workshop Flyer 2019-2020 Spanish 

Dyslexia Parent Workshop Flyer 2019-2020 English

Parent and Community Services - Fall Parent Workshops Flyer

 

Professional Development for Teachers

School-Site Professional Development Bulletin

 

DOCUMENTS

Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia

California Dyslexia Guidelines

Core Dyslexia Guidelines

LA Potential Indicators

  

WEBSITES

Resources to Learn More Information About Dyslexia

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/advocacy/ycdc-initiatives/multicultural-outreach/

 

 

 

 

Activities Documents

Learning strategies to support your child at home (See "Learning Objective #3" of the Parent Module)

 

APPS/Online Games

In addition to the supports provided at the school site, students with Dyslexia can also benefit from the help of technology.  Here are some available online applications to help students and parents with the learning process.

Free Apps

 

WEBSITES

Learning Tools for Dyslexia

In Microsoft Tools for Dyslexia you will find various approachable techniques to support students who are struggling readers.  Students with Dyslexia are usually visual spatial learners and process information in a visual manner.  These online tools can help improve reading fluency, writing, and comprehension. Free to educators and students!

 

Well Being Documents

Keeping your Child Motivated

Learn About Social-Emotional Strategies Used to Support Your Child at Home

 

 

 

 

Multi-tiered Systems of Support Documents

Multi-tiered Systems of Support Summary Sheet

District Resources and Supports for School Sites

High Quality First Instruction

What Is Structured Literacy?

Dyslexia and Executive Function

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Students With Dyslexia

 

 

Classroom Resources that Employ Structured Literacy

95 Percent Group

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness

LANGUAGE!

Wilson Reading Program

 

 

Other Structured Literacy Classroom Resources

David Kilpatrick - Equipped for Reading Success

Anita Archer - Explicit Instruction

 

 

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for Reading

Audio Books

 

  

Special Education Services Documents

Does Your Child Need Special Education?

General Education First

 


Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Documents

Student Support and Progress Team Summary Sheet

Student Support and Progress Team Levels of Support

 

WEBSITES

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)

Reading Apprenticeship

Reading Horizons

Newsela

 

 

 

  • » Dyslexia Parent Workshops

    Parent PPT

     

    Elementary Schools

    Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation and related resources. 

     

      

    Chalkboard

     

    Secondary Schools

    Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation and related resources.