The goal of St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Dyslexia Task Force is to provide high quality support to students with dyslexic characteristics. The model of support includes using current research, evidence-based interventions and early identification screeners to support students identified as dyslexic, or who have characteristics of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is recognized as a “specific learning disability that is neurological 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 and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” (International Dyslexia Association, November 2002)
District and Community Supports:
- Dyslexia awareness and education opportunities
- Dyslexia sensitivity simulations and presentations
- Parent awareness and education events
- Professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators
- Resources for classroom and literacy teachers regarding identification, instruction and accommodations for students with dyslexic characteristics