How Preschool Pilot for Dyslexic Students Was Born


Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that makes it difficult for people to read. It is the most common learning issue, although it is not clear what percentage of people have it. Some experts estimate as much as 17 percent of the population shows some sign of a reading issue.

With the goal of identifying guidelines for early detection, I put together a group of stakeholders to address this issue. Parents, pediatricians, teachers and subject matter experts volunteered for this task.

Immediately, we conducted a review of what Arizona was doing statewide to address dyslexia. It was discovered that efforts in detection and intervention varied from district to district and school to school.

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