About Us

DD-OH.jpgDecoding Dyslexia OH is a grassroots movement driven by parents concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia.

Our goals are to:

  • Raise Awareness about dyslexia and the laws that pertain to it.
  • Empower parents to start advocacy groups within their own districts.
  • Unite parents and pull resources from other organizations so that collectively we can promote change within our educational system.

Join the movement and contact us today!

 

We are a volunteer group made up of parents of children who are dyslexic. We are not experts, nor are we a business or an educational organization. We can only offer other parents the benefit of our collective experiences. We encourage parents to meet with their local school administrators to tell the story of their child, and request teacher development and training in understanding and remediating dyslexia to support the dyslexic children within our educational system.

When advocating for dyslexic students, please refer your school administrators to the  Ohio Board of Regents approved list of programs that are aligned with the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (2010).  Please note that on pages 34-35 of the IDA’s Standards it states:

complete a one‐to‐one practicum with a student or small group of one to three well‐matched studentswho have a documented reading disability. A recognized, certified instructor* provides consistent oversight and observations of instruction delivered to the same student(s) over time, and the practicum continues until expected proficiency is reached.**

*A recognized or certified instructor is an individual who has met all of the requirements of the level they supervise but who has additional content knowledge and experience in implementing and observing instruction for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties in varied settings. A recognized instructor has been recommended by or certified by an approved trainer mentorship program that meets these standards. The trainer mentorship program has been reviewed by and approved by the IDA Standards and Practices Committee.

**Documentation of proficiency must be 1) completed by a recognized/certified instructor providing oversight in the specified program; 2) completed during full (not partial) lesson observations; and 3) must occur at various intervals throughout the instructional period with student.