Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. 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.
We are advocating for the following policy goals:
- A universal definition and understanding of "dyslexia" in the state education code
- Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies
- Mandatory 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
Each state organizes and inspires its own local movement by networking with families and professionals to gain support for the Decoding Dyslexia mission (not in California find your state here DD states). We recognize the power of the collective parent voice and work diligently to encourage individuals and organizations to partner and collaborate in the best interest of supporting families and advancing services for dyslexics.
You can find out more information about California's Decoding Dyslexia Organization and the California Department of Education's Dyslexia Guidelines Working Group.
In dyslexia, there's not a knowledge gap but rather an action gap. – Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement. – Joan Blades
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn. – Robert Buck