CDI Resource Spotlight
The California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI) is dedicated to sharing free, vetted resources to advance the understanding of dyslexia. CDI highlights resources and additional repositories of information each month that support professional learning, provide screeners and assessments to identify students at risk for dyslexia, and help educators effectively teach struggling readers and students with dyslexia.
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In the article from TEACHING Exceptional Children, the authors discuss two models of intensive intervention (Intensified Tier 2 Instruction and Data-Based Individualization) that can be utilized with students who haven’t responded to Tier 1 and 2 instruction.
Screeners and Assessments
These interactive charts from the National Center on Intensive Instruction are designed to assist educators as they select academic and behavioral screening, progress monitoring, and intervention products. The charts include expert ratings and reviews that can support teachers in making assessment decisions. Two additional resources are also recommended: “What is Data-Based Individualization,” which explains the importance of this research-based process, and “Intensifying Instruction for Students with Dyslexia.”
Instruction and Intervention
In this guide from Middle Tennessee State University, the authors provide background information about the characteristics of dyslexia, RTI, and progress monitoring. Printable materials, resources, and instructional guides for educators are provided.
This resource repository from the National Center on Improving Literacy includes an online tutorial on intensified instruction for struggling readers, resources on data use in intensified instruction, and an expert Q&A.