Literacy Corner: Most States Screen All Kids for Dyslexia. Why Not California?
[Source: Education Week]
Advocates say universal screening for dyslexia in the early grades could shorten or prevent extended interventions for students later on in school. And they can muster research findings to bolster their claim.
Consider these data, from the International Dyslexia Association and Joseph Torgeson, director emeritus, Florida Center for Reading Research:
Early identification of struggling readers and subsequent prevention programs can reduce by up to 70 percent the number of children placed in special education.
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