DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia interventions used:  Orton-Gillingham instruction, PALS intervention lessons, foundational reading skills in whole group, small group and individual instruction
 
Number of students who received dyslexia interventions:  14
 
Number of students identified as being at risk for dyslexia:  14 (this number is for 1st, 2nd and one 3rd grader who qualified)
 
(*we were unable to analyze the kindergarten data since completion was interrupted due to school closing on March 13.)

DEFINITION OF DYSLEXIA

In accordance with Indiana’s Senate Enrolled Act 217, MSD of Martinsville will screen students in grades K, 1, and 2 for signs of dyslexia every school year. Students in second grade will start testing in October. First grade will be tested before winter break, and kindergarten will be given the tests before the end of the school year. Regardless of the previous year’s results, students must be tested every year.

Once the tests have been administered, a committee will review the results to determine next steps for those who may be at-risk and need additional support, interventions and testing. This process will not identify dyslexia; however, it will serve as a plan of action to help students with reading difficulties. Letters will be sent out to those who need to be referred for further testing.

General Characteristics of Dyslexia Across the Lifespan: A person with dyslexia struggles with reading and spelling. Dyslexia is a neurological disability with certain characteristics. Every child develops language, reading, and writing at different rates due to numerous factors. The characteristics listed, while well known to indicate dyslexia, should not be used solely to diagnose it. These dyslexia characteristics range from mild to severe. Dyslexia may be genetic in nature, meaning a person with dyslexia may have a sibling or other relative with dyslexia.

A person with dyslexia may have difficulty with:

 

Spelling common words.

Reading accurately and with speed.

Remembering what is read to them much better than reading it themselves.

Remember what they just read.

Remembering the sounds different letters make.                                                      

Spelling, by adding letters that do not match with a sound in a word.

Quickly recalling names of familiar objects list colors, numbers, or letters.

Knowing how to read unfamiliar words.

-Indiana Department of Education

Dyslexia DATA 2019-2020

Dyslexia interventions used for analysis

Students who received Interventions

Students identified as At-Risk

Orton-Gillingham Instruction

PALS Intervention Lessons

Foundational reading skills in whole group, small group and individual instruction.

N/A 

due to COVID-19

 school closing in March 2020

N/A 

due to COVID-19 

school closing in March 2020

dyslexia HelP

Tools and Apps to assist students.
Reference – University of Michigan

ChromeVox:  a free screen reader is an extension
to Chrome
that brings the speed,
versatility, and security of Chrome
to visually impaired users.

Questions

Please contact your school principal.