The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
The Right to Evidence-Based Instruction
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Accurate
Diagnosis
Students who have a suspected area of disability are entitled to an assessment, regardless of whether they are in a public, private, or charter school. Read more...
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Use the Word
Dyslexia
Schools must use the word “dyslexia” so that proper diagnosis and evidence-based instruction and intervention can be applied. Read more...
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Evidence-Based
Instruction
All students deserve to have a written plan of action from the school, specifying the evidence-based intervention, frequency, and measurable objectives. This must be arrived at by a consensus between parents and teachers. Read more...
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Accommodations

Accommodations must be provided to ensure that the students’ abilities, not their disabilities, are being assessed. Examples: extra time on tests, speech-to-text or text-to-speech technology, foreign language waiver or alternative. Read more...
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Dyslexia-Friendly
Environment
A supportive environment that promotes educational and professional progress must be provided to enable dyslexic individuals to flourish to their full potential. Read more...
You Are Not Alone
1 in 5 people have dyslexia. It crosses racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. You are part of a community of successful people who overcame dyslexia. Speak up about your dyslexia to teachers, school heads, peers, colleagues, and employers.
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Evidence-Based Instruction

All students deserve to have a written plan of action from the school, specifying the evidence-based intervention, the frequency, and measurable objectives. This must be arrived at by a consensus among parents and teachers and others professionals in the student’s support team.

Early evidence-based intervention is essential to transformative remediation. Evidence-based intervention refers to intervention that has proven to be effective when compared to other interventions in a randomized clinical trial. Consensus-based interventions, no matter how experienced are the proponents of the intervention nor the strength of the belief in the interventions, do not qualify as evidence-based.

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