dyslexia

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Six More Educators Earn Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement

Monday, February 12, 2024
Take a deeper look into the IRRC-coordinated Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program and read about the experience of one newly endorsed dyslexia specialist, Barb Shutt.
Dyslexia Awareness Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations About and for Children With Dyslexia and Their Caregivers

Monday, October 2, 2023
To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month, our assistive technology coordinators have curated a list of books by and about individuals with dyslexia.
A father and daughter look at a tablet together.

Getting Ready for a New School Year with Assistive Technology

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Follow this four-step guide to successfully implement assistive technology into your children's toolbox.
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Introducing Our Caregivers Resource Hub

Thursday, August 17, 2023
The IRRC's Caregivers Resource Hub contains eLearning modules and resources families can use to support their children's literacy development.
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Using Assistive Technology to Address Students’ Individualized Education Program Accommodations

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Assistive technology can meet specific literacy learning needs for children and teens struggling with reading or writing.
18 educators meet on Zoom with program coordinator Nina Lorimor-Easley.

Inaugural Group of Educators Earns Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement

Friday, February 17, 2023
Educators Lisa Hawker and Courtney Bentley were members of Iowa's first Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement cohort. Through this program, they gained valuable knowledge in working with students with dyslexia and developed a network of likeminded educators that continues to provide support and resources.
Teacher giving a high-five to a student during a reading lesson

The Intersection of Dyslexia, Struggles With Reading, and Mental Health

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Learn more about the mental health impacts and strategies to help children with dyslexia.
A split photo, one side showing Will Caballero on his first day of virtual learning, and the other showing him holding a certificate for making the honor roll.

From Diagnosis to Honor Roll: One Family’s Dyslexia Journey

Monday, October 24, 2022
Through assistance from educators, hard work, and fierce advocacy from his mom, student with dyslexia achieves reading successes.
Deborah, Sophie, Grace, and Anna pose for a picture on the IRRC patio after a celebration for the girls' dyslexia donation.

Sisters With a Lot to Give (and Sell) for Dyslexia Support

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Grace, 12, and Sophie, 10, are working hard to fundraise and raise dyslexia awareness.
Children using assistive technology. A young boy has headphones and is looking at laptop. Young girl with an adult on a laptop in background.

Free IRRC Service Helps Iowa Children With Reading Disabilities

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
The Iowa Reading Research Center introduces families to assistive technology that may help their children with reading and writing.
Mother and daughter using tablet for writing instruction at home

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Dyslexia and Writing: How Can Caregivers Help?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Help overcome the writing frustrations of children with dyslexia by using a handful of approaches and incorporating assistive technology.
Young student and researcher conducting reading assessment.

Research Brief: Predicting Dyslexia With Assessments of Foundational Reading Skills

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Recap of a study about predicting students with reading disabilities, which is crucial to providing needed supports as early as possible.