New Jersey Department of Education

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Special Education

Learning Opportunitity

Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities

Professional Development


Exploring the New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook: A Guide to Early Literacy Development and Reading Struggles is a four part recorded webinar series designed to help school districts become familiar with the guidance contained in the state handbook and to support district-based stakeholder teams or professional learning communities in making the best educational programming decisions for the students in their schools. This series can be used as an implementation tool for districts interested in building a strong preventive model of screening and tiered intervention for students struggling in the area of reading. Each individual installment will provide team members with an overview of content and activities to support the team members in translating the information discussed into best practices in their schools and classrooms.

The series is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in total length with each individual session lasting between 15 to 30 minutes. Your team should plan for additional time to complete the coordinated activities.

  • Session 1 will review the purpose of the state dyslexia handbook, consider the formal definition of dyslexia included in the NJ administrative code, and discuss what comprehensive literacy instruction can look like for all students in the state. (Duration: 16:37 minutes)

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