Includes Regional Points of Contact, Family Guides, Books, and Websites
Regional Points of Contact
Identification and Evaluation
School Psychology Services staff provide support to school psychologists with data interpretation from evaluation reports and other sources; provide help with questions about identification of students with dyslexia.
Region 1: Michelle Scales, email@example.com
Region 2: Laura Wisotzkey, Laura.Wisotzkey@fcps.edu
Region 3: Kathryn Casterline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 4: Paul Bordelon, Paul.Bordelon@fcps.edu
Region 5: Ellen Goldberger, Ellen.Goldberger@fcps.edu
Core Instruction and Classroom Assessment
Instructional Services/Responsive Instruction staff will collaborate with school staff to support balanced literacy instruction.
All Regions: Carrie Leestma, Carrie.Leestma@fcps.edu
Intervention and Accommodation
Office of Special Education Instruction staff provide support with making the instructional match; provide training in intervention programs for special and general education teachers.
Region 1: Jillian Lynch, email@example.com
Region 2: Erin Woodward, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 3: Erin Woodward, email@example.com
Region 4: Erica Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 5: Jillian Lynch, email@example.com
For support with collaboration and communication around issues of dyslexia in any region please contact Carrie Leestma, Dyslexia Specialist, Carrie.Leestma@fcps.edu
- FCPS Signs of Dyslexia
- FCPS Family Guide to Dyslexia: Elementary Schools
- FCPS Family Guide to Dyslexia: Secondary Schools
- Literacy Matrix of Reading Interventions
- Parent Resource Center
Dehaene, S. (2009) Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read. New York, NY: Penguin.
Mather, N. & Wendling, B. (2012). Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York, NY: Knopf.
Wolfe, M. (2007). Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
Dyslexia Information and Resources
- Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
- International Dyslexia Association
- Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc
- National Association of School Psychologists “Success in School/Skills for Life” online resource kit
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
- Virginia’s Legislative Information System
- Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
- Dyslexia TED Talk, Kelli Sandman-Hurley. Provides a helpful overview of the characteristics of and clues to dyslexia:
Web resources to support student self-advocacy are below:
Some valuable resources for information on phonics assessments and explicit phonics instruction are:
- CORE Assessing Reading Multiple Measures for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, 2nd Edition by Consortium on Reading Excellence, Inc., Arena Press, 2008.
- CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 2nd Edition by Consortium on Reading Excellence, Inc., Arena Press, 2008.
- LETRS: An Introduction to Language and Literacy by Deborah Glaser and Louisa C. Moats, Sopris West, 2008.
For more information on teaching basic phonics skills, visit the following websites:
English Learners and Dyslexia
Dyslexia and the English Learner Dilemma, 2015, Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, languagemagazine.com
Why Do English Language Learners Struggle with Reading? Distinguishing Language Acquisition from Learners Disabilities – Second Edition; 2016, John J Hoover, Leonard M Baca; Janette K Klingner, Corwin a SAGE Publishing Company, Thousand Oaks, CA.
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