Springfield Public Schools is committed to identifying, intervening, and accommodating students who show risk for dyslexia.
With this commitment the district understands the following:
- Not all students who have dyslexia or show risk for dyslexia have the same needs.
- Dyslexia services must be built along a continuum of support to meet the diverse needs of our students who struggle with reading (ex. small group instruction, Extended Learning Programs, accommodations, etc.)
- Classroom instruction (Tier 1) that includes explicit phonics instruction is important to support students in reading.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to their cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
-International Dyslexia Association
We are excited to announce that we will be offering MindPlay Academy this summer for students who are currently using MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach. This will be a great opportunity for your child to keep current with their learning, and continue to progress in their reading development.
If your child will be participating in Explore To Go this summer: They will automatically have access to MindPlay.
If your child will not be participating in Explore TO GO this summer: Click here to register for MindPlay Academy.