SCEC: Reading With Dyslexia

August/September 2020 Newsletter

Welcome Back Cardinals!

Welcome to a new school year. While this school year may look different, all aspects of Indiana's "Dyslexia Law" are still in place. This newsletter will keep you current on Dyslexia information and events in SCEC. In addition, the newsletter will provide helpful resources for parents and educators to support struggling readers.


This year, SCEC will use i-Ready for the universal screener. Mandatory screening will begin with the i-Ready Diagnostic assessment around October 15th. More details to follow. Please share my contact information with interested parents.


Let's make it a great year!

What Is Dyslexia?

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities...."

-IDA, 2002

Dyslexia Facts and Supports

Read and Inspire

Quote of the Month

"Every child has a different learning style

and pace. Each child is unique, not only

capable of learning but of succeeding."

- Robert John Meehan


Helpful Resources and Links:

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/

IDOE. https://www.doe.in.gov/literacy/dyslexia

IDA. www.dyslexiaida.org

Understood.u.org/dyslexia

For Information, please contact:

Pamela Howard, M.A. CLDS

District Reading Specialist Trained in Dyslexia

School City of East Chicago

phoward@ecps.org

219-391-4192 ext. 55109