|Program Description||Dyslexia, a learning disorder most commonly caused by difficulty in phonological processing, is the number one cause of illiteracy. Through research studies, illiteracy has been shown to be a risk factor in criminal behavior.
MEASURE OF NEED
|MEASURE OF NEED||The BOP instituted a two-phase screening process. First, inmates complete a screening instrument that examines symptoms across functional domains. Inmates who reach the threshold are then administered the Woodcock Johnson IV, a psychometrically robust test capable of formal diagnosis.|
|DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT||Education|
|FSA Programs: Antisocial Peers: EBRR*
|GOAL OF INTERVENTION||Improve literacy skills to foster hope|