Dyslexia is a specific learning challenge that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent recognition of words and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
Dyslexia Professional Development
Idaho passed a new law in 2022; Idaho code 33-1811 which requires teachers in grades K-12 to receive professional development “not later than the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.” To support districts and charter schools in meeting this requirement, the State Department of Education is providing access to professional development on the topic of dyslexia through three separate, 50-minute virtual asynchronous trainings.
To learn more and register, check out the 2022 Professional Development Schedule.
- Dyslexia Assessment Guide (Updated September, 2022)
- Identified Dyslexia Assessments
- K-3 Screening
- Rapid Automatic Naming (RAN) FAQ
House bill 731 identifies the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) as the tier 1 screening measure for identifying students with characteristics of Dyslexia in kindergarten through grade 3.