Dr. Lonna Anderson named to Dyslexia Task Force & October is National Dyslexia Month

Anderson, Lonna

Dr. Lonna Anderson, Great Prairie AEA

Director Wise announces members of new Dyslexia Task Force
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced members of a new state task force that will study the needs of students with dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Task Force, established as part of Senate File 2360, will consider issues such as student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and professional development, classroom accommodations, and assistive technology. Recommendations are due by Nov. 15, 2019.

Learn more at https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2018/10/02/director-wise-announces-members-new-dyslexia-task-force

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Young boy learning letters during a session with speech therapistThe C4K (Collaborating for Iowa’s Kids) group, a collaboration between Iowa’s AEAs, Iowa Department of Education and local school districts, has developed an Iowa Dyslexia Resources site with resources to support educators who serve students identified with dyslexia and parents of students with dyslexia. The site offers information for educators and parents, including:

  •  Definition of Dyslexia in the State of Iowa
  •  Presentation for educators on Dyslexia
  •  Letter for parents about the services that districts and AEAs can provide students with reading concerns
  •  Information about seeking a diagnosis

Decoding Dyslexia Iowa also has great information and resources to help you learn more and raise awareness about dyslexia.

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