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Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

$1,225.00 raised
GOAL: $1,500.00

Thank you for your donation — it will be used to support advocacy and events for at risk readers and students with dyslexia in Maryland.

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a grassroots movement driven by Maryland families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools.  

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Our Mission

  • To raise dyslexia awareness
  • To empower and educate others to support students at risk for reading failure and students with dyslexia in both general and special education classrooms
  • To inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, educate and support students with dyslexia in Maryland public schools

Our Goals

Work with the State of Maryland to:

  1. Establish a universal definition and understanding of dyslexia in the state education code so that teachers and administrators can share resources to help students learn. 
  2. Require institutions of higher education to provide teacher preparation on dyslexia, appropriate, evidence-proven methods and interventions for dyslexia, and screening/identification.
  3. Require early screening to IDENTIFY students who struggle with reading and those at risk for learning disorders and reading failure.
  4. Require schools to provide in-service professional development to teachers on dyslexia, appropriate evidence-proven interventions for dyslexia and screening/identification for dyslexia.
  5. Require dyslexia intervention programs that are evidence-proven that can be accessed by both general and special education populations.  These programs must include structured, explicit, systematic, cumulative instruction designed to promote understanding, memory, recall, and use of spoken and written language. They must also have multiple components that focus on areas of instruction such as phonological skills, phonics and word analysis, spelling, word recognition and oral reading fluency, grammar and syntax, text comprehension, writing, and study skills.   
  6. Ensure access to appropriate accommodations including “assistive technologies” in the public school setting to SUPPORT students with dyslexia

Who's donating

Who's donating: from Moorhead, MN donated. Thank you!

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