• 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

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

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    » Dyslexia Module

    Click here to access the Basics of Dyslexia Module.

    Click below to access the dyslexia module handouts.

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

IDA-Dyslexia Basics (Información Básica Sobre Dislexia)

 

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

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

 

 



 

 Documents

Resources to Learn More Information About Dyslexia

Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia

Neuhaus.Org-Espanol 

 

Videos

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

Video sobre como identificar a un estudiante con Dislexia

 

LAUSD Parent and Community Services  

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

Neuhaus Education Center-Parnet FAQs

LAUSD Dyslexia Policy Bulletin BUL-045788.0

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

Fun Ideas to Try at Home to Strengthen Your Child's Learning/Actividades Para el Hogar

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

Keeping your Child Motivated

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

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!

 

 

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Documents

Multi-tiered Systems of Support Summary Sheet

General Education First

High Quality First Instruction

What Is Structured Literacy?

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Students With Dyslexia

The Microsoft Dyslexia Awareness mini course in Partnership with Made by 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

 



 

  • » Dyslexia Parent Workshops

    Parent PPT

     

    Elementary and Secondary Schools Link

    Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation and related resources. 

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  • » Dyslexia Public Service Announcements 

    PSA Video

          Dyslexia Adult Video

    Click below for access to all public service announcements.

CLICK HERE to access the PSAs in English, Spanish and Korean.

 

Public Service Announcements 

Adult English

Adult Spanish

Adult Korean (Subtitled)

Kids English

Kids Spanish

Kids Korean (Subtitled)

 

 

 

 
  • 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.

University of Florida Literacy Institute Virtual Teaching Hub

https://education.ufl.edu/ufli/virtual-teaching/main/

 

95% Group Remote Learning Resources (account creation needed)

https://www.95percentgroup.com/at-home-resources

 

Heggerty Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7md7J-Hl65IjZZCg-wN4YA

 

Heggerty at Home E-Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lroKByqjBd0

Support for secondary students www.lainterventionproject.com

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



Documents

Frequently Asked Questions about Dyslexia

Core Dyslexia Guidelines

LA Potential Indicators

  

LAUSD Parent and Community Resources

Resources to Learn More Information About Dyslexia

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

Parent and Community Services 

Neuhaus.Org-Espanol

 

 

Documents

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

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

Keeping your Child Motivated

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

Fun Ideas to try at Home to strengthen your child’s learning/Actividades Para el Hogar 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Microsoft Learning Tools (free to all district students and employees)

AT for Writing

LAUSD's Assistive Technology Program

Assistive Technology Lending Libraries

For School Sites

The Microsoft Dyslexia Awareness mini course in Partnership with Made by Dyslexia

  

 

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 Posters 

    English                                                                 Spanish

    Dyslexia Poster - English           Dyslexia Poster - Spanish

  • » Resources and agendas from the District's Dyslexia Working Group can be found here.

     

    Contacts

    Jakell Bell, Specialist, Elementary Instruction 

    jnb1898@lausd.net

     

    Rachel Petruzzi, Coordinator, Secondary Instruction 

    rap3913@lausd.net

     

    Mary Ann Sullivan, Coordinator, Division of Special Education

    maryann.sullivan@lausd.net