If you are concerned about your child, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Most often, parents contact PC READS because they are not seeing progress in their child’s reading skills.
In the Park City School District, students in grades K-3 are assessed in basic literacy skills using DIBELS, which stands for “Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills.” Read more about DIBELS here: PC READS DIBELS Handout.
Here are a few “first steps” we recommend:
- Speak with your child’s teacher about your concerns
- Review your child’s DIBELS scores
- Ask if your child is receiving RTI (Response to Intervention) assistance?
- Begin collecting work samples
- Learn more about reading disabilities, including dyslexia
- Look at your family history – have others struggled in school?
- Schedule an individual meeting with a PC READS advocate
- Join the PC READS Email list
- Consider asking the school to evaluate your child under the IDEA
- Obtain an outside dyslexia screening
- Visit with a private professional about testing