Decoding Dyslexia Virginia

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia

We are a grassroots movement driven by parents focused on providing awareness and support for familie

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia is a grassroots movement focused on linking families to resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia. 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 in Virginia

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“What Does This Data Mean?” A Family Guide for Understanding Student Literacy Data Family Workshop on Dec 6th

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Everyone and anyone can make a request across the nation on behalf of an organization they are affiliated with. Fill out a request form and NCIL will work to tailor their support to your individual/organizational needs.

Are you seeking assistance to improve literacy outcomes? Make a Targeted Technical Assistance Request. Fill out the form and our staff will evaluate your request and respond within five business days:


Parent question:

“Hello. I am looking for an excellent Barton tutor (preferred), or OG tutor for my 12 year old with reading difficulty. We are open to both in-person lessons (preferred) around Falls Church, VA, or virtual lessons. I would appreciate any insights and recommendation. Thank you.”


Join us on November 9th for our monthly meeting with DDVA Richmond!


Join us at the Fairfax County Public Schools Dyslexia Open House TOMORROW from 4pm-6pm.

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Please come and join the SEAC Literacy Subcommittee Worksession on Monday, October 23 at the LCPS Admin Building in Ashburn at 9:30 a.m.. We will be reviewing the Draft Specialized Math Instruction Match Guide and brainstorming future topics. All are welcome!


Join us for an interactive workshop where you will experience the challenges children and adults with dyslexia face when reading and writing.

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Understand your family’s rights as you navigate the special education system in Virginia.

Check out the newly revised Guide to Special Education:


Join us at the Fairfax County Public Schools Dyslexia Open House on Thursday October, 26th

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VBIDA proudly announces the presentation by the National Center on Improving Literacy
Thursday, October 19th, 2023, 3:30 - 4:45pm (virtual session)

Intensifying Reading Instruction and Intervention for Students Who Are Not Making Desired Progress Including Students with Dyslexia

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The academic and self-management demands at college can be challenging for students with disabilities, but many do well. College disability services directors share what makes these students successful.


Register today if you haven’t been a part of one of these simulations…it’s a powerful experience!

Join us for an interactive workshop where you will experience the challenges children and adults with dyslexia face when reading and writing. RSVP Today:


In celebration of October being Dyslexia Awareness Month…share far and wide!

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth’s most precious resource is our children, and dyslexia impacts approximately 1 in 5 of our population; and

WHEREAS, dyslexia is distinguished from other learning disabilities due to the weakness occurring at the phonological level and its neurobiological origin; and

WHEREAS, it is important to provide effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for individuals with dyslexia; and

WHEREAS, many successful people, notably people in business, government, sports, and entertainment, have overcome dyslexia; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia has regulations and programs in place to help children and improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia including intervention, screening, and service requirements; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge educators specializing in effective teaching strategies and to celebrate the many achievements of adolescents, students, and adults with dyslexia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize October 2023, as DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.


"Allowing struggling students the time to process their answer is paramount for them to give a correct response. We have to teach them to allow themselves the processing time as well." -Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

AT PD Event Announcement: iRead with Assistive Technology 29/09/2023

Assistive technology PD event

AT PD Event Announcement: iRead with Assistive Technology iRead with Assistive Technology Collaborative Learning Event for School Division AT Providers and Dyslexia Advisors Greetings assistive technology network members and teams, we hope you had a rejuvena


Special Education Workshop Series - Fall 2023

PEATC presents this virtual workshop series for parents and professionals who want to learn more about special education in Virginia.

Register once to attend some or all of these informative workshops! -

🍂 October 4th: From Referral to Eligibility
🌻 October 18th: Anatomy of an IEP
🍁 November 1st: Measurable IEP Goals
⛅ November 15th: Ins and Outs of IEP Meetings
🎃 December 6th: Dispute Resolution Options in Virginia


Each workshop will start at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. These sessions will not be recorded.

Find descriptions of each topic on our event calendar here:


Parent question:

“Hello! I was wondering if you could help point me in the right direction to find an orton-gillingham tutor in the Norfolk, VA area. Surrounding cities that are close to Norfolk would be Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Portsmouth. Thank you in advance!! I am so lost trying to find help for my son.”


Do you know that the University of Florida Literacy Institute has a YouTube channel? Watch demos of how to implement their evidence-based program. Materials are FREE online with the exception of the $70 manual!

Photos from Bookshare's post 19/09/2023

As we are getting settled in to our new routines…consider signing up for Bookshare for your K-12 struggling reader.

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