Dyslexia Guide

Per Act 86, the Department of Public Instruction created Wisconsin's Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions.  This guidebook, linked here for your review, discusses screening, instruction and intervention, and resources that can support improved learning for school-aged individuals with characteristics of dyslexia and related conditions. The audience for this information includes parents and families, educators, interventionists or reading teachers, and educational leaders. The purpose of this guidebook is to:

- Help learners, families, and educators understand the characteristics of dyslexia and related conditions and how they can be identified

- Share characteristics of instruction that can effectively serve students with dyslexia and related conditions so that all Wisconsin students get the instruction/interventions they need when they need it

- Help families understand what information to request and questions to ask to better understand their child’s strengths and needs as a learner

- Help families understand how their child’s needs as a reader are, or can be, addressed

- Help families understand educational language related to reading, including common terms related to assessment, instruction, and intervention

- Help families understand the universal instruction and/or interventions educators and educational systems use and how to effectively meet the needs of readers with dyslexia or related conditions

- Support educational systems in considering how their system addresses assessment, screening, instruction, and intervention for all readers, including those with dyslexia and related conditions and those who struggle for other reasons.