On Thursday, Feb. 28, Dr. Margie Gillis will present a program on Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities — Using Data-Driven Instruction to Make Progress, in the Darien Library community room from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The presentation is co-sponsored by Darien SEPAC and Darien Library. To RSVP, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dyslexia affects 80% of those diagnosed with learning disabilities. The Connecticut Department of Education has approved universal screening reading assessments to be used by schools to identify students with below grade level reading skills. That data, as well as criterion reference testing, can provide school teams with valuable information that is useful for creating instructional approaches that address students’ learning needs.