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Pen Argyl sees signs of success in elementary reading program based on research on dyslexia
Parent Liaisons and PaTTAN Staff working on the Pilot
at the PDE Conference 2017.
Highlights of the Pilot:
-The program will operate in 3 school districts for 3 full school years.
-All incoming children who are enrolled in a full day Kindergarten will be screened.
-The program will provide a multi-tier support system, using evidence-based intervention services for students with potential risk factors for early reading deficiencies and dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness, low letter and symbol naming and inability to remember sequences.
-Teachers will be trained to provide intervention services that will include multi sensory structured language programs for students scoring below the benchmark and will provide timely targeted instruction and strategic re-teaching and intensive intervention in identified areas.
-Following implementation and evaluation, the state Secretary of Education will submit an evaluation of the pilot program to the General Assembly, with recommendations to continue, expand or make changes to the program.
-The Pennsylvanian Department of Education would also determine whether programs of this type have the potential to reduce future special education costs in the state.
For more information see the link below:
History of the Dyslexia and Early Literacy
Sponsored by Rep. Ed Neilson (D-Philadelphia), The Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Corbett on June 26, 2014. On June 30, 2014, the PA Department of Education, along with it’s Advisory Group, met to begin developing the guidelines and organizing the necessary details to prepare the pilot program which will be implemented in September 2015.
The Pilot will began Fall 2015 in the following school districts:
The Parent Advisory Committee for the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Pilot has developed a list of resource for parents to utilize over the summer to help prevent the summer slide! Although this was originally created for the 8 school districts involved with the pilot project we wanted to have it available to help all children.
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