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Happy Fall!

We hope that everyone has smoothly transitioned into the new school year. Dyslexia screenings have been underway for several weeks now. There are no changes to the screening requirements and data be collected in the June cycle. Please reach out should you have questions or concerns about your tools or processes.

Additionally, to assist with the dyslexia screening mandate Missouri districts and charter LEA’s may access Pearson’s Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen at no charge.  The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen is delivered in three different ways, two of which are recommended for universal screening. Find more information at this link http://pearsonassessments.com/MOShaywitz or contact Diana Zinmeister, Pearson Education Assessment Consultant at diana.zinsmeister@pearson.com.

LETRS PD continues throughout the state. Please contact the RPDC directly for information regarding training options. University credit is available. For more information about the LETRS professional development course go to: https://www.voyagersopris.com/professional-development/letrs/letrs-new  Materials and online access codes are obtained directly from Voyager Sopris. For districts with enrollment under 4000, contact Allison Friday Allison.Friday@voyagersopris.com 214-932-3222. For districts with enrollment over 4000, contact Allison Bauers Allison.Bauers@voyagersopris.com 402-297-9687.

Local professional development of interest;
Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties
David A. Kilpatrick, PhD
Monday, October 21st, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott
3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, MO

Kilpatrick’s Word Recognition Findings: From Research to Practice
Presented by The 95 Percent Group
Monday, November 18th, 2019
William Woods University
Aldridge Hall Lounge
One University Ave
Fulton, MO

National conferences of interest;
International Dyslexia Association, 70th Annual Conference
Paving the way for Structured Literacy
November 7-10, 2019 in Portland Oregon. For more information https://www.eiseverywhere.com/website/887/home/ 

Center for Development and Learning presents
Plain Talk for Literacy and Learning
January 29-31, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information 

Please reach out if I can further support.


Kim Stuckey | Director-Dyslexia Specialist | Office of College and Career Readiness
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education |P: 573-751-2584 | dese.mo.gov