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MindPlay Reading Software Addresses Growing Trend of Statewide Dyslexia Screening

With 29 states now adopting statewide dyslexia laws, MindPlay’s online screening and curriculum is helping districts identify and address K-12 student literacy issues. 
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August 2, 2016, Tucson, AZ-----As more and more states adopt initiatives to provide statewide school screenings, teacher training, interventions, and general dyslexia awareness programs, literacy publisher MindPlay is offering a trusted and affordable solution that helps states and districts take action.

Research- and evidence-based, MindPlay’s online program includes a K-12 Universal Screener which efficiently analyzes gaps or deficiencies in reading that may indicate dyslexia. This powerful Universal Screener not only diagnoses literacy difficulties in students up through 12th grade, but also saves teachers time by then automating a customized learning pathway through the MindPlay curriculum. A time-tested process developed by reading experts includes explicit, sequential, differentiated and interactive lessons that ensure every student’s individual learning challenge is addressed. A money-back guarantee backs up the company’s promise of success, with hundreds of cases showing 20 hours of learning translating to one full grade-level increase in reading ability. MindPlay Literacy is truly adaptive, guiding learners through prescriptive lessons, and re-teaching skills with fresh explanations and lessons until mastery is achieved.

Research indicates that one out of every five students is a struggling reader, and may suffer from dyslexia or other reading difficulty. Such disabilities have often gone unidentified and unaddressed, with schools claiming that such inabilities are medical, rather than educational, problems. But with organizations such as the Dyslexia Foundation, the International Dyslexia Association, Decoding Dyslexia, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America in their corner, advocates for dyslexic students have succeeded in impacting states and districts in promoting legislation that supports all learners struggling with reading.

With its solid track record, MindPlay is making a huge difference in promoting literacy in large districts across the nation. In El Paso and Houston, Texas, Greenville, South Carolina, Kanawha County, West Virginia, Broward County, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana Public Schools, and more, MindPlay is helping teachers help kids gain the skills and confidence to find success in their future college and career pathways.

About MindPlay, Inc.

More than 30 years ago, Founder Judith Bliss started the MindPlay Company to create a solution to overcome the challenges of learning to read. Her goal was to help struggling learners succeed in school and life, after overcoming her own reading disabilities. MindPlay’s mission is to develop, publish, and distribute cost-effective learning tools that support individual growth and skill development. The curriculum includes clear objectives, inviting graphics and modern technological innovations. MindPlay educational software programsappeal to multiple learning styles, identify individual student needs and differentiateinstruction. MindPlay Literacyis available online now to schools and school districts by subscription, with pricing as low as $29 a student per year. 



Susan McLester

MindPlay Communications




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