LOSD Dyslexia Handbook

  • LOSD online dyslexia handbook provides information and resources for LOSD schools and families alike as they support students with dyslexia. The handbook reflects a division-wide commitment to ensure that these students’ needs are met as a result of collective responsibility and collaboration across general and special education contexts.

    The handbook itself is organized to reflect dyslexia at three levels:

    • Overview

    • Assessment, Instruction, Accommodations

    • Focus on the Student
  • Dyslexia Handbook for Download
  • October is Dyslexia Awareness Month


  • Definition of Dyslexia
  • Characteristics and Signs of Dyslexia
  • Social-Emotional Impacts of Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia and Coexisting Conditions
  • Gifted Learners with Dyslexia
  • State and Federal Laws Relating to Dyslexia

Assessment, Instruction, Accommodations

  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • Accommodations

Focus on the Student

  • Families and Schools as Partners
  • Self-Advocacy and Voice for Students with Dyslexia
  • Graduation Requirements & Transitioning to College